H. Court Young
H. Court Young has published numerious 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.
All of my books are available in paperback, PDF and EPUB formats. Please check my eBooks page for PDF and Epub downloadable formats.
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 published authors.
Mr. Young 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 Lives."
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, blog and journal as well as read. My mission is to promote awareness through the written word.
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 my hobby.
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
After 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.
Trans Mountain Consulting Co.
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 entitled 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).
After finishing updating Understanding Water 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.
My partner Diana Burg has authored an exceptional book about the grieving process that we have published entitled Mourning Glory, A Devotional for Grieving. These stories about grief are an inspiration for anyone experiencing a loss in their lives.
I published The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining in March, 2007. It is the story of my Dad after World War II in Colorado.
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 an emeritas member of a local water board, watching over a water district that serves 500 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.
Alternative Energy Development
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 owned.
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.
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Promoting awareness through the written word
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