The History of Human Space Flight

“A fascinating human saga of dedication, competition, sacrifice, and achievement.”—Dave Finley, National Radio Astronomy Observatory “An ambitious and thorough history, extending back to the earliest risk takers and innovators who laid the groundwork for the astronauts and cosmonauts who would break the bonds of Earth.”—George Leopold, author of Calculated Risk “Brings many of the personalities … Continue reading The History of Human Space Flight

Oil, Exploitation, and Transformation in Columbia’s Llanos Orientales

The first book of UPF's fall season is available now! Territorial Rule in Columbia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales by Jane M. Rausch Pub date: 9/3/2013 The discovery of oil in the 1980s turned Columbia's "primitive" Llanos Orientales into the fastest growing region in the country, permanently altering this tropical grassland. Jane Rausch … Continue reading Oil, Exploitation, and Transformation in Columbia’s Llanos Orientales