David Peter Dell Munns earned his PhD at The Johns Hopkins University in 2003. After teaching at Imperial College London between 2006 and 2009, he now teaches in New York City at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, promoting curiosity, scholarship, and enthusiasm among his students. His first book was entitled A Single Sky: How an International Community Forged the Science of Radio Astronomy (MIT Press, 2013). His latest book, Engineering the Environment: Phytotrons and the Quest to Control Climate in the Cold War (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017), explores the prehistory of the scientific understanding of climate change and the Anthropocene. His research and teaching stretch globally, including environmental history, the history of science and technology, American history, and postcolonial studies.
To Live Among the Stars: The Cold War Crusade to Engineer an Artificial Environment for Space Travel
Lunchtime Colloquium Video - To Live among the Stars: Designing Artificial Environments