Life on the Rocks by Robin Hazell,MATT Pritchett,Alan Gilliland,David Flynn

By Robin Hazell,MATT Pritchett,Alan Gilliland,David Flynn

the writer, Robin Hazell, is a geologist forthcoming the tip of a protracted and uncommon profession "reading the rocks" of the earth's crust in a lifelong quest to provide guy with water. Born in Kent in 1927, he was once evacuated to New Zealand as a 13-year-old in the course of the moment international battle. He back in 1945 to review on the Royal collage of technological know-how, qualifying in 1948, and joined the Colonial carrier as a fledgling geologist.

At that point, knowing of groundwater used to be sketchy; in basic terms books in English at the topic existed. operating in Nigeria and later in different international locations through the African continent, he contributed significantly to the information of what occurs to water in crystalline rocks and to potent and monetary equipment of discovering and exploiting it.

Leaving the colonial carrier in 1961 he built his personal consultancy specialising in finding, comparing and extracting underground offers for an impressive diversity of individuals and potentates. Latterly, he based a charity whose goal is to refurbish and service wells for distant villages in Nigeria. He now lives in semi-retirement beside one of many many picturesque rivers that tumble down from Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

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