Books Available by Bob Armstrong
Aquatic Insects in Alaska
Written with John Hudson and Kathy Hocker this book discusses how aquatic insects feed, grow and survive the elements; and how they fit into Alaska's ecosystem. It includes the various orders, and families, of aquatic insects in Alaska and the other aquatic organisms that are not insects, but that you might encounter while looking for aquatic insects. In addition we have included a chapter on how to find, catch, observe, and photograph aquatic insects.
Beavers by the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska
This book, written with Mary Willson, covers the complete life history of beavers. It is beautifully illustrated with photographs of beavers eating, playing, building dams, and carrying material. The value of beavers for fish and other creatures is also discussed in detail.
Photographing Nature in Alaska
This book covers a wide variety of subjects including cameras; special techniques such as digiscoping and remote triggering devices; strategies such as stalking and using the weather to your advantage; various types of photographs; and different ways you can use your photographs for profit and fun.
The Mendenhall Wetlands:
A Globally Recognized Important Bird Area
This book documents and celebrates the importance of this area for birds, mammals, fish, and invertebrates. It also discusses the reasons for the Mendenhall Wetlands becoming officially designated as an Important Bird Area of continental and global significance.
Lichens around Mendenhall Glacier
Written with Chiska Derr this book covers the ecology and importance of lichens of this area. It also discusses and illustrates the type of lichens found in the area and presents keys to the common lichen groups.
Guide to the Birds of Alaska
This 5th edition of Guide to the Birds of Alaska provides information and photographs for all 480 species of birds known to occur in the state. I have added many new photographs, with special emphasis on obtaining photos that best show each species' field marks, or principal identifying features. This 2008 edition also incorporates all the changes in names and systematics made by the American Ornithological Union since the last edition in 1995. I've also updated the status and distribution charts showing the seasonal occurrence of each bird in Alaska's six biogeographic regions.
The Nature of Southeast Alaska
Written with Rita O'Clair and Richard Carstensen this popular book about southeast Alaska is now back in print. In this lively field guide to Southeast Alaska's natural world, you'll find everything from bears to banana slugs, mountains to murrelets.
A pocket guide that supplements the larger guide book with interesting information on the habits of Alaskan birds, where to find birds in Alaska and how to photograph them.
Covers the behavior and natural history of the species that are most important for commercial, sport and subsistence harvest in Alaska.
Southeast Alaska's Natural World
Written with Marge Hermans, contains lively stories and striking photos that celebrate the richness of a beautiful natural landscape and the pleasures of learning.
Dragons in the Ponds
Written with John Hudson and Marge Hermans, Dragons in the Ponds is a children's book about dragonflies. With beautiful color photographs the book covers all the major types of dragonflies that occur in North America, their feeding habits as larvae and adults, their emergence and transformation into a beautiful flying insect, how they lay their eggs and reproduce and much more.
Dragonflies of Alaska
Written with John Hudson, covers the behavior and identification of all 35 species found in Alaska.
Life around the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska
Written with Marge Hermans and illustrated with color photographs this book is about the mammals, birds, and plants that you can see in the lands and waters close to Mendenhall Glacier.
Along the Mt. Roberts Trail in Juneau, Alaska
Written with Marge Hermans, this book covers, with beautiful color photographs, the flowers and animals that you can see in the alpine portion of the Mt. Roberts Trail.
Whistlers on the Mountains
Written with Marge Hermans, this is a children’s book that depicts the life of the hoary marmot with beautiful full color photographs, factual text and more.
Alaska's Natural Wonders
Written with Marge Hermans, this book covers a wide variety of natural phenomena including glaciers, volcanoes, the aurora borealis and midnight sun.