Explore Alaska with books and maps from Bored Feet Press

Chugach State Park/Chugach Mountains, Alaska Topographic Recreation Map

Imus Geographics

The beautiful full-color map is suitable for framing, but even more useful for anyone who plans a visit. The map's back side has detailed park information on winter and summer recreation.


Alaska Topographic Travel and Reference Map

Imus Geographics

This beautiful and detailed, full-color map entirely depicts the vast state of Alaska, showing national parks and monuments, national and state wildlife refuges, glaciers, roads, cities, towns and villages, islands, airports, rivers and lakes, the Iditarod Trail, and more.


Take Me to the Tide Pools
An Interactive Guide for Learning about Tide Pool Animals

Text and Photography by David Casterson
Illustrations by Anoosh Moutafian

This book truly appeals to all West Coast tide pool and aquarium visitors. With excellent color photos, space for notes, and b&w photos designed to be colored in, this interactive book makes learning fun.


Sharks, Skates, Rays, & Chimaera of the Pacific Coast

Written & Illustrated by Val Kells

Covers 39 species of sharks—both common and rare—found both inshore and offshore, plus 24 species of electric rays, stingrays, skates, and guitarfishes.


When You See Flukes

by Katherine Hocker and Cheryl Cook
Illustrations by Katherine Hocker

Vivid illustrations, lively text, hidden picture challenges, and layers of natural history make this a book that parents, teachers and children will enjoy.


American Dippers
Singers in the Mountain Streams

Mary F. Willson & Katherine M. Hocker

This fascinating and concise book invites readers into the world of these fascinating aquatic songbirds. How do dippers keep warm in the frigid water? What do they eat? What do their nests look like? This natural history of one of North America's most charming songbirds answers these questions, and many more.


Sea Turtles of the Pacific Coast

Written & Illustrated by Blair & Dawn Witherington

Describes in detail the five sea turtles that inhabit the Pacific: Loggerhead, Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green, and Olive Ridley.


Aquatic Insects in Alaska

John Hudson, Kathy Hocker & Robert Armstrong

This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide covers all of Alaska's aquatic insects and reveals many fascinating facts about them.


The Singer in the Stream

Katherine Hocker & Mary Willson, Illustrations by Katherine Hocker

This handsome picture book, written and illustrated by two dipper researchers, introduces readers to these charming birds and their watery world. Here you will discover what dippers eat and how they get it, where and how they nest, where they go in winter, and much more.


Life around Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

Robert Armstrong and Marge Hermans

This wildlife guide covers animals and plants found around Mendenhall Glacier. Excellent color photos and text discuss flora, fauna, and more.


Beavers by the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska

Mary Willson and Robert Armstrong

This colorful book provides an excellent general survey of beavers. Illustrated with excellent color photos of beavers in their natural habitats.


Southeast Alaska's Natural World
Amphibians, Birds, Fish, Insects, Mammals, Plants, Other Natural Things

Robert H. Armstrong & Marge Hermans

Discover the fascinating secrets of the unique natural world found in Southeast Alaska. This beautiful book by two residents and naturalists explores both spectacular and subtle and hidden creatures that inhabit this natural world.


Moved by a Mountain
Inspiration from an Alpine View in Alaska

Photographs and text by Tom Reed
Foreword by Thomas Campbell

This gorgeous and moving book features black and white photos of surrounding mountains and glaciers taken from the author’s cabin. Reed’s text describes finding the land and explores the question, “How and why are humans inspired by mountain views?”


The Mendenhall Wetlands
A Globally Recognized Important Bird Area

Robert Armstrong, Richard Carstensen, Mary Willson & Marge Hermans Osborn

This wildlife guide covers birds found around Mendenhall Glacier near Juneau, Alaska. Mendenhall Wetlands is widely recognized as one of the key stopover points for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds in coastal Alaska.


Photographing Nature in Alaska

Robert H. Armstrong

Bob Armstrong has been photographing nature in Alaska for 50 years, both professionally and for his own enjoyment. In this book he shares a broad variety of techniques he has used, strategies for capturing great nature images, hints for different types of photographs, and ways to use your resulting photos.


In Denali
A Photographic Essay of Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska

Text & Photographs by Kim Heacox

Gorgeous book explores the grand landscapes, wildlife, plant life and history of Alaska's vast Denali National Park and Preserve, an area of six million acres.


Whistlers on the Mountains

Robert H. Armstrong & Marge Hermans

This educational and entertaining book tells all about marmots. Full of useful information clearly presented for kids with fascinating and adorable photos of these shy mountain creatures.


Alaska Light
Ideas and Images from a Northern Land

Essays & Photographs by Kim Heacox

Gorgeous book paints a mosaic of Alaska's diverse landscapes and wildlife, from the Arctic Slope to the Inside Passage, from glaciers and grizzlies to sled dogs and caribou herds.


Dragonflies of Alaska, Second Edition

John Hudson & Robert H. Armstrong

This handy book shows how to identify all 35 dragonfly species found in Alaska. With beautiful close-up color photos plus detailed line drawings, the book explores many of the fascinating aspects of dragonfly behavior.


Little Trees, Big Sky
Portrait of a Northern Wilderness

Photography Tim Hauf
Text by Conger Beasley Jr.

Tim Hauf made many trips into this daunting wilderness, capturing powerful images that evoke North America's far northern reaches




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