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Chats in the Stacks: Matthew Pritchard on Gorges History: Landscapes and Geology of the Finger Lakes Region

Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Mann Library, Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Deep lakes, waterfalls, shale, salt deposits, drumlins, and gorges—the unique landscapes of the Finger Lakes captivate locals and tourists alike. In a Chats in the Stacks talk, Matthew Pritchard will discuss Gorges History: Landscapes and Geology of the Finger Lakes Region (Paleontological Research Institution, 2018) by the late Art Bloom, a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS), who introduced generations of Cornellians and other inquisitive minds to our beautiful landscapes and the powerful forces that formed them. Pritchard, who is also a professor at EAS, will share some of the fascinating geological stories of the area and discuss the collaborative effort he led to complete the book after Bloom’s passing in 2017.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase by check or credit card following the talk.

This book talk is supported by the Mary A. Morrison Public Education Fund for Mann Library. Light refreshments will be served.

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Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Campus & Community Engagement


Cornell University Library, Mann Library, CUL, book talk




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