At the APK

AUTHOR TALK – JANET COLLINS

Janet Collins, author of On the Arctic Frontier: Ernest Leffingwell’s Polar Explorations and Legacy, discusses her research on the early polar explorer and his work exploring, studying and mapping the landscape in what is now the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge between 1906 and 1914. In consultation with the Inupiat of the area, Leffingwell took scientific measurements, created maps, and surveyed the geography and geology, including groundbreaking research on permafrost.