About the Author
Dohn Riley graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences. In 1976 he received a Masters from Stanford University in Geophysics. Dohn has worked as a geophysical consultant in a variety of fields and taught college classes in Physical Sciences for 22 years for Sierra College in California. He has been Executive Director of Alternative Energy Institute, Inc. since its inception in 1997. Dohn also currently owns and manages a graphic design business, Riley Works, located in Tahoe City, California.
Mark McLaughlin, a professional researcher and writer with more than 200 published articles, trained as a historian and cultural geographer at the University of Nevada, Reno. McLaughlin's work appears regularly in California and Nevada newspapers; he was awarded the Nevada State Press writing award five times. Author of three books, McLaughlin frequently writes historical articles for such magazines as Sierra Heritage, Nevada, Weatherwise, and his work appears in the Grolier Educational 2002 Science Annual. McLaughlin, is a professional lecture, a frequent guest on regional television and radio programs, and a consultant for The History Channel. Mark owns Mic Mac Publishing, located at Lake Tahoe, California.