Be a Flamingo

Be a Flamingo

Be a flamingo . Flamingo is one of a kind ; utterly unforgettable , he is charming , compassionate and fabulous . Flamingo embraces his feminine side , but there's more to these pink feathers than meets the eye , so beware when he ...

Author: Sarah Ford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781846015557

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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Flamingo is that one friend who always brightens a room as soon as he walks in. He is always the first on the dancefloor and the very last to stop boogying. He has never tried to dress like a Parisian, never followed advice on what not to wear, and certainly has never tried to tone down his natural pinkness; he knows he is perfect just the way he is. And even when life throws Flamingo a curveball, he is always ready to embrace the unknown and jump straight in. A gorgeous little gift book of motivational sayings and hilarious axioms, Be a Flamingo is a perfect pink pick-me-up gift for a friend who needs a confidence boost, or great as an impulse self-purchase when you feel you need to start tooting your own horn a little louder. Because we could all do worse than taking a leaf out of Flamingo's book.
Categories: Humor

How to be a Pink Flamingo in a Brown Duck Pond

How to be a Pink Flamingo in a Brown Duck Pond

Flamingos are those to whom we go for advice and guidance because they create a safe environment. Flamingos look after their flock and protect them from predators.Flamingos are non-confrontational beings. People love us because we tend ...

Author: Lynn Larson Armstrong

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460205655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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Told through a metaphorical language of ducks and flamingos, poetry, business and yoga, How to be a Pink Flamingo in a Brown Duck Pond is a journey that begins with the wind to Nirvana, into the Belly of the Great Whale, through the Rain of Nails, and to the other side of entrepreneurial freedom. This is a flamingo's guide to flying with valuable insight for business leaders and those looking to change the colour of the sky in their world.
Categories: Business & Economics

What Makes Flamingos Pink

What Makes Flamingos Pink

FACTOIDS Although it appears that a flamingo's knees bend backward, they do not. The middle leg joint that appears to be a knee is actually an ankle. A flamingo's knees are higher up and hidden beneath its feathers.

Author: Bill McLain

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062032065

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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Do spiders sleep? Why are barns red? Why is there a crescent moon on outhouse doors? Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes? As the Xerox Corporation's official webmaster, Bill McLain often fielded as many as 1,000 questions a day on just about everything under the sun -- and beyond. The wildest, funniest, and even most astute are collected here (along with their answers) in McLain's second volume that's as fascinating and enlightening as his first, Do Fish Drink Water? A "veritable Internet legend known for having all the answers" (San Francisco Chronicle), McLain explains what keeps squirrels from toppling off telephone wires; why the skin on your fingers and toes shrivels up in the water; how seedless watermelons are created; and more. Whether it's animal, vegetable, mineral, or something completely different, the answer is bound to be as interesting as the question itself, and certain to satisfy the trivia hound in everyone.
Categories: Reference

The Flamingo in the Garden

The Flamingo in the Garden

For some members of these youth subcultures, the pink flamingo formed just one part of an elaborate sign system constructed of music, fashion, political attitudes, and social values responding to their contemporary concerns.

Author: Colleen J. Sheehy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000525526

Category: History

Page: 232

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First published in 1996 Documents a wide range of American yard art and distills from it insights into attitudes and values about places, homes, neighborhoods, communities, mediating relationships between culture and nature, negotiate consumer culture, and reusing and individualizing mass- produced things.
Categories: History

The Flamingo s Smile Reflections in Natural History

The Flamingo s Smile  Reflections in Natural History

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340853

Category: Nature

Page: 480

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"Gould himself is a rare and wonderful animal—a member of the endangered species known as the ruby-throated polymath. . . . [He] is a leading theorist on large-scale patterns in evolution . . . [and] one of the sharpest and most humane thinkers in the sciences." --David Quammen, New York Times Book Review
Categories: Nature

Biology Medicine and Surgery of South American Wild Animals

Biology  Medicine  and Surgery of South American Wild Animals

obtain feather pulp cells, the flamingo is physically restrained, and a mature tail feather is pulled from its follicle. ... The author witnessed an assemblage of over a million lesser flamingos on Lake Nakuru in Kenya.

Author: Murray Fowler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470376768

Category: Medical

Page: 536

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Biology, Medicine and Surgery of South American Wild Animals examines the medicine and treatment of animals specific to South America. It discusses topics dealing with diseases and biology topics. In addition, the animals studied are broken down into family and genus, using both English and Spanish names. The book is liberally illustrated and contains references for further reading as well as the contributions of regional experts on the animals covered.
Categories: Medical

The Flamingo Ballerina

The Flamingo Ballerina

quacked Josephine, hopping around Fifi's feet. “Are you a pink duck?” “No,” said Fifi, shaking her head. “I'm a flamingo.” “Shouldn't you be at the lagoon?” asked Marie, cocking her head to the side. “With all the other flamingos.

Author: Bella Swift

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408360842

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Who says ballet is just for swans? A flamingo is tickled pink when she befriends a ballerina in this funny, heartwarming story about dance and determination. When Fifi crash-lands in a pond near a ballet school, she mistakes the ballerinas balancing on one leg for fellow flamingos. She longs to be a dancer, too, but the mean swans who rule the pond say she's not graceful enough. . . But when Fifi befriends Darcy, one of the young ballerinas, she learns that becoming a dancer isn't just about looking good in pink. It takes lots of hard work and training! Will the ballet school's show give Fifi a chance to show the swans that flamingos CAN dance? And can she help her new friend Darcy to overcome her stage fright?
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Memories from a Sinking Ship

Memories from a Sinking Ship

Flamingos. “M. om, after I die I want to come back as a flamingo.” “You won't die for a very long time, Roy. It's too soon to be thinking about it. But I'm not so sure that after people die they come back at all.

Author: Barry Gifford

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 9781583229422

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Winner of the 2007 Christopher Isherwood Foundation Award for Fiction Reminiscent of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams stories, Memories from a Sinking Ship travels the landscape of a turbulent world seen through a boy’s steady gaze. Like Twain’s Mississippi River and Hemingway’s Big Two-Hearted, Gifford’s Chicago, New Orleans, and the highways and byways between offer us mesmerizing lives lost in the kaleidoscope of postwar America, in particular those of Roy’s adrift and disappointed mother and his hoodlum father.
Categories: Fiction



3 THE RIFT VALLEY The mystery of the vanishing flamingos Despite their more or less continual absence since 1995 , Lake Nakuru has always been considered a flamingo lake par excellence . At one time , it was believed that up to two ...

Author: Richard Trillo

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1858288592

Category: History

Page: 763

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The Rough Guide to Kenya is the ultimate guide to East Africa's best-known destination. Features include: a full-colour section introducing Kenya's highlights; practical advice on getting the most out of Kenya, from the well-known safari parks to the little known reserves, and the highlands, lakes and deserts to downtown Nairobi and the Indian Ocean; detailed reviews of accommodation and eating options to suit every taste and budget, including luxury lodges and local restaurants; candid coverage of Kenya's history, politics, culture and environment; and maps and plans for every region.
Categories: History

Pete Dunne s Essential Field Guide Companion

Pete Dunne s Essential Field Guide Companion

Greater Flamingo runs to take off and land. FLIGHT: Flies with exquisitely long neck and long legs fully extended. Shortish triangular wings show black trailing edge. Flight is rapid, direct, and low to the water (sometimes with a rise ...

Author: Pete Dunne

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544135680

Category: Nature

Page: 729

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In this book, bursting with more information than any field guide could hold, the well-known author and birder Pete Dunne introduces readers to the "Cape May School of Birding." It's an approach to identification that gives equal or more weight to a bird's structure and shape and the observer's overall impression (often called GISS, for General Impression of Size and Shape) than to specific field marks. After determining the most likely possibilities by considering such factors as habitat and season, the birder uses characteristics such as size, shape, color, behavior, flight pattern, and vocalizations to identify a bird. The book provides an arsenal of additional hints and helpful clues to guide a birder when, even after a review of a field guide, the identification still hangs in the balance. This supplement to field guides shares the knowledge and skills that expert birders bring to identification challenges. Birding should be an enjoyable pursuit for beginners and experts alike, and Pete Dunne combines a unique playfulness with the work of identification. Readers will delight in his nicknames for birds, from the Grinning Loon and Clearly the Bathtub Duck to Bronx Petrel and Chicken Garnished with a Slice of Mango and a Dollop of Raspberry Sherbet.
Categories: Nature