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H. Court Young
H. Court Young has published several
books, eBooks and DVDs, as well as, numerous articles about subjects
ranging from water use, water rights, mining history and solar energy to
the threat of terrorism to our water supply infrastructure. His latest
book entitled The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining tells the
story of his father reopening a small mine in the central Colorado Rocky
Mountains after World War II.
His newest eBook is titled
The Art of Writing
an eBook, How to Use Your Experience and Knowledge to Enrich Yourself &
Others. This one of a kind resource guides you
through the same process that Court used in writing the award winning
Orphan Boy book about his dad's love affair with mining. It is an
invaluable reference for anyone that would like to write an eBook or
book. Using this eBook, you can join an elite group of people who become
received his geology degree from University of Arizona and is also
certified and operationally trained in Hazmat. Mr. Young belongs to the
Association of Mining History, The Colorado Mining Association, Colorado
Independent Publisher’s Association, American Solar Association and the Infraguard
- Colorado Chapter.
He is also an elected board member of the Lookout Mountain Water
District, located west of Denver, Colorado.
H. Court Young co-founded BurgYoung
Publishing in 2002. In addition to being an author, Court oversees
the publishing and coordination of the production of books and DVDs,
sales and marketing. Along with his partner and co-founder, Diana
Burg, author of
Getting to Know God, Beginning the Journey,
established BurgYoung Publishing, LLC to publish "Books that Impact
H. Court Young
has written and published books, ebooks and articles on water, terrorism and mining. He has
several books, eBooks, DVDs and CDs on the market. He is interested in promoting
awareness through the written word.
"In order to compete in the world
market, Americans need to heighten their awareness of issues, about our
country's infrastructure and about countries like China and India" says
Court. It is to this end that I write my books, eBooks, articles, DVDs and CDs.
I encourage my readers to write and journal
as well as read. My mission is to promote awareness through the written
Reading, Journaling and Writing
I have always loved to read and to put
words on paper. I read extensively during my school years, and it became
While working with my Dad for many
years in the private development of water and energy resources, I found
writing was a passion of mine. I wrote many reports, applications for
Federal, State and local permits, progress reports and articles.
I continue to promote writing and
journaling, feeling that everyone has a story to tell. Journaling is one
way to be immortal, to leave a little of your self to the coming
generations. To quote from The Talmud:
"If you want to leave
something behind, plant a tree, have children, or write a book."
Computers and Technology
graduating from the University of Arizona as a geologist, while working
for my Dad, I got involved in the computer revolution.
I was fascinated by computers and technology when
they were in their infancy. I bought my first computer, a TRS-80,
in 1977. I learned to program in BASIC, FORTRAN and Visual Basic and continue to keep up with
technology but am not the "first adopter" that I once was.
My First Book
I started writing my first book about
Water and Water Rights in Colorado in 1987. It started as a short report
on water and water rights dedicated to my dad written in 1979. It was
titled Understanding Water Rights and Conflicts and was
self published in 1991.
I started Trans Mountain
Consulting Co. when I first went into business with my Dad. Working with
equipment, I and my partner installed, operated and maintained a series
of water systems, pumping stations and water storage facilities in
western Colorado. After my partner left the firm, and Dad passed away, I
continue to consult on water and environmental projects for several
clients. Trans Mountain Consulting Co. is the publisher of several of my
CDs, DVDs and e-books.
In 2001, I formed
BurgYoung Publishing with a friend and very polished writer Diana
Burg. One of my first projects was to revise and publish my water book
Understanding Water Rights and Conflicts, Second Edition. At the
time BurgYoung Publishing had also revised and reprinted my partner’s
book entitled How to Get to Know God (currently re-titled
Getting to Know God, Beginning the Journey).
Rights and Conflicts, Second Edition, I started on my second book.
This book stemmed from on of the chapters in Understanding Water
Rights and Conflicts. Just after the infamous terrorist attack on
September 11, 2001, I became interested in the vulnerability of our
water supply systems to terrorism. My chapter entitled Water Conflicts,
Wars and Terrorism was expanded into a book entitled
Understanding Water and Terrorism. This book explores our water
supply infrastructure and the potential for terrorism. It also discusses
the potential vulnerability of out inter-coastal waterways, and our
ports. This book was published in 2003.
partner Diana has just finished a book that we have published entitled
Mourning Glory, A Devotional for Grieving.
The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with
Mining in March, 2007. It is the story of my Dad after World War II
My CD-ROMs and E-Books
I have always been
intrigued with the storage of information by computers. I was involved
with several large document scanning projects. These projects took
thousands of pages of documents, scanned them into digital form and
converted the images into indexed pages. These were then burned to
CD-ROM for use in presentation and for storage. As I discovered, CD-ROM
and DVD technology is ideal for E-Books.
As a result, I
have written, compiled and published a variety of e-Books and CD-ROMs on
various subjects. Two of my favorite e-Books published on CD-ROM involve
meteors and asteroids and my father’s Army Air Corps unit in the South
Pacific in World War II.
Falling from the Sky, A Meteorite Resource
CD-ROM is an extensive resource about meteorites, asteroids, meteorite
falls, impact craters and strewn fields. As a geologist, I find
meteorites to be very special rocks from “out of this world.”
My father left a
lot of information about his World War II days as a B-25 pilot. I took
this information and made it a tribute to his unit, entitled
Strike, The Fighting 17th. This CD includes many
combat photos, information about the Fighting 17th, and
background on this little known theater of World War II.
Board Member -
Lookout Mountain Water District
As a member of my local water board,
watching over a water district that serves 600 taps and about 1,200
customers, I saw firsthand a vulnerability not being addressed. Very
small water systems were not getting any federal, state or local help
with security or terrorism resources. I published a book entitled
Practical Guide to Water Supply and Terrorism, A Resource for Water
Systems. This book is designed as a resource to help small
public water system owners and administrators.
Water is and has been the
source of energy for a long time. Energy from water has been the key to
industrial development from the water powered mills of the industrial
revolution to the electrical generators of Hoover Dam. As a consultant,
I did some studies of the hydroelectric potential on several of the
water projects that Dad had developed. Several of these had very good
potential for the development of hydroelectric power.
In 1981, I started developing a small
hydroelectric facility in western Colorado on a ranch owned by our
family. This facility was licensed through the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission and in 1983 it went online, selling electrical energy to
Tri-State Transmission and Generation. I operated this facility until
1991, when it was purchased along with the ranch that my family had
I currently have installed a series of
photovoltaic panels on my house in a grid tie configuration. I am
producing electricity both for my use and for our regional utility Xcel
Energy. After so many years, I am thrilled to be once again producing
electricity for sale to a utility.
Thank you for visiting my web site
H. Court Young, Author, publisher and geologist
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