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. Aquatic Insects in Alaska by John Hudson, Katherine Hocker, Robert H. Armstrong
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. Beavers by the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska
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. Photographing Nature in Alaska by Robert H. Armstrong
The Mendenhall Wetlands:
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. Dragons in the Ponds by Robert Armstrong, John Hudson, Marge Hermans
Dragonflies of Alaska
Written with John Hudson, covers the behavior and identification of all 35 species found in Alaska. Dragonfles of Alaska by John Hudson and Robert H. Armstrong
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. Life around the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau Alaska
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. For a look at a complete copy of the book Life along the Mt. Roberts Trail in Juneau Alaska
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. Whistlers on the Mountains (marmots) by Bob Armstrong and Marge Hermans
Natural Connections in Alaska
Written with Mary Willson this book published in 2014 covers a wide variety of subjects that include Environmental values and ethics, Human connections to the environment, 20 examples of Connections, Education and Restoration, and a list of 85 websites that discuss connections in Alaska. The book is well illustrated with photographs. The complete book can be seen here Natural Connections in Alaska
This package includes a PDF with 53 videos that describe different techniques of taking videos of small creatures, birds, and mammals in Alaska. In addition we have included the types of equipment and software we use and information on making a video using Windows Movie Maker and iMovie for the Mac. We include information on how to make a PDF with links to the videos and how to make a PDF with the videos embedded. All of this is provided on a 4 GB credit card sized flash card that includes high quality PDFs of the books Photographing Nature in Alaska and Natural Connections in Alaska. The PDFs and videos are compatible with Macintosh and Windows PCs.
This package includes a PDF with 60 videos that are about mammals, birds, fish, insects, invertebrates and amphibians in Southeast Alaska. All the videos are embedded so they can be viewed without a connection to the internet. Many of the videos also have links to good information about the creature in the region. In addition a high quality PDF of the book Southeast Alaska's Natural World is included. All of this is loaded onto a 4 GB credit card sized flash drive. The PDF's and videos are compatible with Macintosh and Windows PCs.
This package includes a PDF with 20 embedded videos that depict many of the creatures that can be seen in Juneau. In addition I have included high quality PDFs of the books Along the Mt Roberts Trail in Juneau, Alaska and Life around Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Also links are provided to PDFs of the books Whistlers on the Mountains and Beavers by the Mendenhall Glacier. All of this is included in a 4 GB credit card size flash drive that is compatible with Macintosh and Windows PCs.
This package includes a PDF with 11 embedded videos about the behavior of dragonflies. One is about "How Dragonflies Fly" and another shows "How Alaska's State Insect Gets Food". It includes a high quality PDF of our book Dragonflies of Alaska. This book covers the identification and behavior of all species of dragonflies known to occur in Alaska. This means you can always have an electronic version of the field guide with you as you travel about the State. We have also included a PDF of Dragons in the Ponds which is a childrens book about these amazing insects. All of this is available on an attached 4 GB credit card sized flash drive that is compatible with Macintosh and Windows PCs.