Oil and WaterOil and Water: An Oilman’s Quest to Save the Source of America’s Most Endangered River
Bud Isaacs ’64 joined forces with environmental author Stephen Grace to tell the story of the Colorado River headwaters, a resource under siege. For 15 years, Isaacs—who earned his degree in petroleum engineering at Mines—has blown the whistle on an abused stretch of the American West’s most iconic river: the Colorado. In telling the story of Isaacs’ battle to repair the ecological damage caused by more than a century of water development, Stephen Grace was forced to confront the complicated currents that connect us all to water and energy. Oil and Water highlights the importance of healthy watersheds and reveals the struggle to save the source of the Colorado River. Seventy-five percent of the book’s proceeds will go to the Upper Colorado River Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the upper Colorado River watershed. (Upper Colorado River Alliance, 2016)

Relentless Forward MomentumRelentless Forward Momentum
Matthew R. Harris ’09 has authored a new book titled Relentless Forward Momentum. The book outlines a six-step formula used by bestselling authors, professional athletes, Navy SEALs, and nationally ranked salespeople to help readers develop a crystal-clear vision, master habits, become fearless, attract abundance, and build a powerful team to make success a certainty. (Matthew R. Harris, 2016)



Federal Innovation: You and New AgricultureFederal Innovation: You and New Agriculture
Francis “Frank” Wolek ’57 is the author of the recently published Federal Innovation: You and New Agriculture. The book discusses the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and how innovative communities in agriculture unite processors, farmers, and government agencies. Wolek explains how this system works and outlines how to make it more successful. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015)