Book Release and talk on "Geomorphology of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region"
June 8, 2018
10:30 - 11:30 am
2146 Snee Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The new book "Gorges History", by former Cornell Professor Arthur Bloom, will be introduced on June 8 by Cornell Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Matthew Pritchard. Dr. Pritchard's presentation is entitled "Geomorphology of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region". 

Book Release and talk on "Geomorphology of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region"

June 8, 2018 | 10:30 - 11:30 am
2146 Snee Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The new book "Gorges History", by former Cornell Professor Arthur Bloom, will be introduced on June 8 by Cornell Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Matthew Pritchard. Dr. Pritchard's presentation, entitled "Geomorphology of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region", will be given in 2146 Snee Hall Friday on June 8 from 10:30–11:30 a.m. He will speak about connections to the local geological record and the familiar landscapes of the Finger Lakes Region.  

"Gorges History" takes the reader on an exploration of the unique landscape of the Finger Lakes Region—a combination of deep lakes, numerous waterfalls, unusual hills, salt deposits, and gorges— that holds a fascination for both its residents and the thousands of annual visitors who make upper New York State a destination each year. Here the geological history of this “gorges” landscape is told by Cornell University master teacher Art Bloom (1928–2017), who introduced generations of students and curious individuals of all ages to the story behind the region’s beautiful scenery, its glacial history, and its world-class examples of many landforms: drumlins, through valleys, bedrock-cut channels, and more. The first five chapters provide overviews of the regional geology, as well as important terms and concepts. Gorges History concludes with a series of site-specific descriptions of places in the area that you can visit to learn even more.

Gorges History is being published by the Paleontological Research Institution, and copies of the book will be available for sale soon at the Cornell Store, Paleontological Research Institution's online store (priweb.org/publications), and Amazon.com.

 

Gorges History book