I d Rather Be Short

Graphic designer Becky Murphy is five-foot-nothing and proud to be petite.

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Author: Becky Murphy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142196984

Category: Humor

Page: 112

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"5'1 is the new 6'2, and Becky's book proves it."—Kristen Bell Leggy supermodels and pro basketball players be warned: being tall doesn’t mean you’re always a step up in life. Graphic designer Becky Murphy is five-foot-nothing and proud to be petite. Sure, sometimes being diminutive gets you the short end of the stick, but there are also plenty of unique advantages to being under 5’4”—and Murphy has compiled the 100 best reasons in the delightfully whimsical I’d Rather Be Short. Illustrated in a charming, quirky style, I’d Rather Be Short highlights the benefits of being petite, from the sensible to the absurd, including: · You get the best of both worlds: kids’ meals and cocktail parties · You’re never expected to help your friends move · Concertgoers usually won’t hassle you when you shimmy up to the front · You’re less likely to get struck by lightning · Skirts can be dresses; dresses can be skirts · You’re just the way you should be Witty and heartwarming, I’d Rather Be Short is a celebration of self-acceptance—and an instant ego boost to pint-sized ladies everywhere.

Field Guide to the Birds of East Asia

ID Rather large, slender, brown, very long, loose-tailed Prinia. Generally mid brown, with fine blackish streaking on crown, broad blackish streaking on mantle, scapulars and rump; tail dark brown, long, graduated. Wings short ...

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Author: Mark Brazil

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472981141

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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This is the first single volume guide ever devoted to the eastern Asian avifauna. The eastern Asian region, centring especially on the major islands off the continental coast (including Japan and Taiwan) and the immediately adjacent areas of the Asian continent from Kamchatka in the north and including the Korean Peninsula are an important centre of endemism. Birds endemic to this region include representatives of many of the major families, from the world's largest eagle - Steller's Sea Eagle - to the tiny Formosan Firecrest. The east Asian continental coast and the offshore islands also form one of the world's major international bird migration routes, especially for waterfowl, shorebirds and raptors, while the east Asian continental mainland itself is home to a wide range of species little known to western ornithologists such as Scaly-sided Merganser, Oriental Stork and Mugimaki Flycatcher. The guide features the most up-to-date text available, which, in conjunction with extensive colour plates throughout, facilitates the field identification of all of the species known from the region. Colour distribution maps enhance the text by providing a visual analysis of the summer, winter and migratory ranges of all species.

Birds of East Asia

ID Rather drab, olive-grey or olive-brown, unstreaked Acrocephalus, with very short wings not reaching base of tail (others in genus do so), and short primary projection. Upperparts brownish-olive, somewhat more rufous-brown on rump/ ...

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Author: Mark Brazil

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780691139265

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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"Published in the United Kingdom and European Union in 2009 by Christopher Helm ... London"--T.p. verso.

Birds of Japan

ID Rather oddly proportioned shorebird; appears short-legged and stocky with distinctive long, upturned bill and steep forehead. Adult is brownish-grey with prominent black centres to coverts and scapulars, forming black baron shoulder; ...

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Author: Mark Brazil

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472964687

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Japan is home to a spectacular and diverse range of birds, and this up-to-date text covers the identification, voice, habitat, behaviour and range of all the species and subspecies found across the beautiful and fascinating Japanese archipelago. The authoritative text is accompanied by superb full-colour plates painted by an expert artist and covers all major plumage variations. Birds of Japan will ensure that this top birding destination is made accessible to all. - The essential field guide to the region, covering 738 species and subspecies - 187 superb colour plates with detailed identification text and accurate colour distribution maps - Detailed illustrations of distinct subspecies, sexes, ages and morphs

Birds of Cyprus

ID Rather large, short-tailed, heavy finch readily identified by large, powerful steel-grey bill (horn-coloured in winter), rufous and brown plumage with black on face and chin, and broad white wingbar.

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Author: Colin Richardson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472960863

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Cyprus is a great place of birding, and one of the most popular places for birders to visit in Europe. It holds populations of a number of regional scarcities that are very hard to see elsewhere, plus a number of endemic subspecies, and the two jewels in the crown – two full endemics, Cyprus Wheatear and Cyprus Warbler, the latter of which graces the jacket of this new Helm field guide to the island. Detailed plates are allied to concise identification text, with accurate maps stemming from Colin Richardson's decades-long programme of population-mapping on the island. Together, these elements make this the definitive guide to Cyprus's birds, one that no visitor to this beautiful island can be without.

Guide to the Birds of China

... 54 ) and Doves ( Plate 55 ) 451 451 LAUGHING DOVE Spilopelia senegalensis EXIT zông bān jiū LC 25 cm ID : Small pink - brown dove with long tail and short wings . ... Rather uncommon in subtropical forests between 800 and 3000 m .

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Author: John MacKinnon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192893666

Category: Nature

Page: 560

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John MacKinnon's fully updated and refreshed work remains a truly comprehensive, taxonomically modern, fully illustrated, and authoritative field guide.

Birds of Central America

ID Large. Heavy pink bill with dusky tip. Bright blue skin around eye. Mostly dull buff with gray mantle. ... ID Stocky with fairly short legs. Base of bill, lores, ... ID Rather short legs, long neck, and very long, slender bill.

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Author: Andrew C. Vallely

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691184159

Category: Nature

Page: 584

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The first comprehensive field guide to the birds of Central America Birds of Central America is the first comprehensive field guide to the avifauna of the entire region, including Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Handy and compact, the book presents text and illustrations for nearly 1,200 resident and migrant species, and information on all rare vagrants. Two hundred sixty detailed plates on convenient facing-page spreads depict differing ages and sexes for each species, with a special focus on geographic variation. The guide also contains up-to-date range maps and concise notes on distribution, habitat, behavior, and voice. An introduction provides a brief overview of the region’s landscape, climate, and biogeography. The culmination of more than a decade of research and field experience, Birds of Central America is an indispensable resource for all those interested in the bird life of this part of the world. Detailed information on the entire avifauna of Central America 260 beautiful color plates Range maps, text, and illustrations presented on convenient facing-page spreads Up-to-date notes on distribution supported by an extensive bibliography Special focus on geographic variation of bird species

The Butterflies of India Burmah and Ceylon

16 ( 1840 ) ; id . , Boisduval and Leconte , Lep . Amer . Sept. , p . 197 ( 1833 ) ; Moduza , Moore , Lep . Cey . , vol . 1 , p . 47 ( 1881 ) ; Najas , Hübner , Tentamen , p . 1 ( 1806 ) . “ Body , moderate ; abdomen , rather short and ...

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Author: George Frederick Leycester Marshall

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924018307342

Category: Butterflies

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The Zoological Record

Thaumatelia , id . ibid . Sigs . 9 & 10. Antennæ 11 - jointed ; abdomer produced into a very long , slender stylus , nearly twice as long as the basal part , and fringed on each side with short hairs . Type , Chalcis separata , Walk .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012613001

Category: Classification

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Indexes the world's zoological and animal science literature, covering all research from biochemistry to veterinary medicine. The database provides a collection of references from over 4,500 international serial publications, plus books, meetings, reviews and other no- serial literature from over 100 countries. It is the oldest continuing database of animal biology, indexing literature published from 1864 to the present. Zoological Record has long been recognized as the "unofficial register" for taxonomy and systematics, but other topics in animal biology are also covered.

Zoological Record

... the gill - membranes being but slightly united in front ; gills four , gill - laminæ rather short , gill - rakers of moderate length ; scales thin , deciduous , small . ... A. gelatinosus , sp . n . , id . l . c . p .

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ISBN: OXFORD:555019889

Category: Animals

Page:

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"Zoological Record is published annually in separate sections. The first of these is Comprehensive Zoology, followed by sections recording a year's literature relating to a Phylum or Class of the Animal Kingdom. The final section contains the new genera and subgenera indexed in the volume." Each section of a volume lists the sections of that volume.