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.
2000 Publication image The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Geology of the Northeastern U.S. Ansley, J.E. SP 24
1967 Publication image Catalogue of the Reigen Collection of Mazatlan Mollusca in the British Museum Carpenter, P. P. SP 8
1963 Publication image Fossil Shells of the Tertiary Formations of North America (1832-1837). Conrad, Timothy A. SP 3
2009 Publication image Field Guide to the Cayuga Lake Region: Its Flora, Fauna, Geology, and History Dake, James SP 36
2009 Publication image Charles Darwin: After the Origin Dean, Sheila Ann SP 34
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
1999 Publication image Lasting Impressions: A Guide to Understanding Fossils in the Northeastern United States Edelstein, Karen SP 99
2010 Publication image Cecil's Colossal Journey Through Time! Coloring & Activity Book Kissel, Richard A. SP 39
2014 Publication image The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Earth Science of the Western US Lucas, Mark D.; Robert M. Ross, & Andrielle N. Swaby (editors) SP 47
2014 Publication image The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Earth Science of the Midwestern US Lucas, Mark D.; Robert M. Ross, & Andrielle N. Swaby (editors) SP 46
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