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    DescriptionAt forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Was he f**k! With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to take it easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bike-obsessed, man want? Yes, that's right, he'd want to be the first guy to ride around Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil, wouldn't he? Preferably without getting hit by a semi-trailer full of bridge parts. Is he out of his mind? Quite possibly. Embark on a rollickingly, downright dangerous and often unhinged quest that starts on an environmentally friendly motorcycle built on a shoestring budget by students, and ends with a plan to break the motorcycle land speed record for biofuel. Carter is back to his old balls-to-the-wall style of writing, prepare to laugh out loud.


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    Title
    Is That Thing Diesel?
    Subtitle
    One Man, One Bike and the First Lap Around Australia on Used Cooking Oil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Carter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 276
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781741757026
    ISBN 10: 1741757029
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21800
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1MBF
    BIC subject category V2: BM, WTL, WH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000, TRV010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    DC22: 919.4047
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: TRA003000, HUM003000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 11
    BISAC V2.8: TRV004000
    DC22: 919.404/7
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV1059.53.A8 C37 2010
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 919.404/7
    Thema V1.0: WH, DNC, WTL
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Paul Carter is the author of Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not a Drill.
    Review quote
    ""Relentlessly funny and obsessively readable." --Phillip Noyce, director of" The Quiet American "and" Clear and Present Danger "on" Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano in a Whorehouse