The Sting of the Wild

The Sting of the Wild

eBook - 2016
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"Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, other shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge. In The Sting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own. He explains how and why they attack and reveals the powerful punch they can deliver with a small venom gland and a 'sting,' the name for the apparatus that delivers the venom. We learn which insects are the worst to encounter and why some are barely worth considering. The Sting of the Wild includes the complete Schmidt Sting Pain Index, published here for the first time." -- Amazon.com.
Publisher: ©2016
Baltimore :, Johns Hopkins University Press,, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781421419299
1421419297
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations.
Contents: Stung
The stinger
The first stinging insects
The pain truth
Sting science
Sweat bees and fire ants
Yellowjackets and wasps
Harvester ants
Tarantula hawks and solitary wasps
Bullet ants
Honey bees and humans: an evolutionary symbiosis.
Summary: "Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, other shake their heads in disbelief. His goal? To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the gauge. In The Sting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects, seeing the world through their eyes as well as his own. He explains how and why they attack and reveals the powerful punch they can deliver with a small venom gland and a 'sting,' the name for the apparatus that delivers the venom. We learn which insects are the worst to encounter and why some are barely worth considering. The Sting of the Wild includes the complete Schmidt Sting Pain Index, published here for the first time." -- Amazon.com.

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