Special Publications



PRI’s occasional “special publications” are stand-alone books and booklets written by staff members and other authorities on specific topics, and are produced two to four times each year. One of the most popular special publications is “Ithaca is Gorges.” This booklet, written by PRI staff, explains the geology and paleontology of the Finger Lakes Region.

PRI’s special publications are offered by single-issue purchase and standing order. Forthcoming titles are posted on this website, in the “book list.”

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Natural selection. In this cartoon, darker colored birds are more successful at surviving and reproducing than lighter colored birds, and so they increase their proportion in the population in later generations. Charles Darwin proposed natural selection as the primary cause for descent with modification in the Origin of Species in 1859. From Evolution & Creationism: A Very Short Guide. (Bird illustration by Richard Kissel.)


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Year   Title Authors Pub No.
2017 Publication image Smith Woods: The Environmental History of an Old Growth Forest Remnant in Central New York State Allmon, Warren D.; Marvin P. Pritts, Peter L. Marks, Blake P. Epstein, David A. Bullis, Kurt A. Jordan SP 52
2013 Publication image The Science Beneath the Surface: A Very Short Guide to the Marcellus Shale Duggan-Haas, Don; Robert M. Ross, Warren D. Allmon SP 43
2010 Publication image Climate Change - Past, Present, and Future: a Very Short Guide Allmon, Warren D.; Trisha A. Smrecak, Robert M. Ross SP 38
2009 Publication image Evolution & Creationism: A Very Short Guide, 2nd ed. Allmon, Warren D. SP 35
2008 Publication image Darwin@Cornell 2008: a Community Discusses Evolution and The Environment Allmon, Warren D.; Peter R. Hoover, eds. SP 33
2007 Publication image Ithaca is Gorges: A Guide to the Geology of the Ithaca Area, 4th ed. Allmon, Warren D.; Robert M. Ross SP 31
2007 Publication image Darwin@Cornell 2007: a Community Discusses Evolution and Human Nature Allmon, Warren D.; Linda Grace-Kobas eds. SP 30
2007 Publication image The First 75 Years: a history of the Paleontological Research Institution Allmon, Warren D. SP 29
2007 Publication image Darwin@Cornell 2006: a Community Discusses Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design Allmon, Warren D.; Linda Grace-Kobas, eds. SP 28
2004 Publication image A Leviathan of Our Own: the Tragic and Amazing Story of North Atlantic Right Whale #2030 Allmon, Warren D. SP 26