Review of Drilling Methods; Prehistoric to 1806; Ruffner 1806 to 1858; Drake Well 1859 to l900; Lucas Well 1900 to Mid 1920's; Mid 1920's to Mid 1940's; Mid 1940's to 1965; Derricks; Power Plants; Cable Tool Rigs; Cable Tool Rig Parts; Downhole Cable Tools; Portable Cable Tool Rigs; Power Transmissions; Mud Circulating System; Rotary Hoists; Rotary Machines; Drilling Feed Controls; Derrick Hanging Tools; Rotary Drilling Shaft; Rotary Bits; Rotary Drilling Fluid; Well Instruments; Rotary Fishing; Formation Testing; Casing and Tubing Heads; Blowout Preventers; Cementing; Portable Rotary Machines; Marine Drilling; Pressure and Pneumatic; Statistics; Index.
The crusade by Morten Reff (indefatigable Norwegian collector, writer and Berry authority), to set in stone for posterity just about every known fact about Chuck Berrys musical career, continues apace. Although the first two volumes could be bought as stand-alone books, they were presented as the first thousand pages and nineteen chapters of the overall monograph. This third volume now adds, in one single Chapter 20, a listing of worldwide cover versions of The Brown-Eyed Handsome Mans records which its further 600-plus pages struggles to contain! Despite, unsurprisingly, finding no obvious omissions, I still kept on dipping-in and re-visiting and will doubtless continue to do so, which is the main attraction of any book like this. Presentation follows that of the preceding volumes, in the usual attractive Music Mentor format and including around 250 label and cover shots, itself an area of fascination for many. Brian Smth