If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Nature The Sting of the Wild is full of the stories of science of stings. --Pica Hudsonia, "The Sting of the Wild weaves [Schmidt's] theories about stinging insects through a narrative of his personal experiences digging in the dirt. Because stings of the same magnitude don't necessarily feel the same, Schmidt has written haiku-like descriptions for each of the 83 sting entries.--New York Times Magazine, A delicate and highly refreshing glimpse into the private mind of a professional scientist.--Times Literary Supplement, Schmidt's story is really new, refreshing, and thoroughly entertaining.--Journal of Natural History, This is an informative and engaging story about the fascinating lives behind the insects that you may just think of as very annoying visitors at picnics.--The Biologist, [A] surprisingly joyful book . This story has been shared 177,771 times. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Peterson was inspired by Tucson entomologist Justin Schmidt, a mild-mannered raconteur now in his early 70s. like nothing else you have ever read.--NPR's Science Friday, Full of adventure, humor and Schmidt's impressive scholarship.--Redlands Daily Facts, Schmidt, an entomologist at the Southwestern Biological Institute, is an excellent writer. The author took me through a series of interesting tales based on the biology of representatives of a few types of stinging insects like bees, ants, and wasps. The sting of the wild is an easy read, packed with chemistry and anecdotes. "Schmidt's tales will prove infectiously engaging even to entomophobes." Epic Encounters in the Animal Kingdom (Brave Adventures Vol. The Sting of the Wild is an easy read, packed with chemistry and anecdotes." --Scientific American, "[Schmidt's] low-down on sting biochemistry and physiology is relentlessly zestful, even as he recounts the swelling, burning consequences of his curiosity." The show came up with its own scale that includes 30 pain designations. It's a masterpiece of nature writing.--Nature's Cool Green Science, If you're interested in bugs of any kind, and especially the notorious ones, this book will entertain, educate, and excite.--Discover Magazine, Not only does he explain his Schmidt Sting Pain Index, wherein he rates the pain of numerous stings on a scale of one to four, but he also relates the fascinating natural histories of these animals.--National Geographic, It's hard to imagine a nature book being more fascinating and fun.--Virgin Radio UK, In addition to providing colorful, connoisseur-grade descriptions of the pain caused by stings, The Sting of the Wild provides all sorts of information about stinging insects.--Newser, Beautifully written . We learn which insects are the worst to encounter and why some are barely worth considering. This story has been shared 133,106 times. For many readers, the highlight of the book will be the appendix, his celebrated Pain Scale for Stinging Insects, which rates the pain level of dozens of insect stings, an index he created mostly by firsthand experience, either by suffering stings incidentally during field research or, in some cases, by inducing them. --American Entomologist, "A good read, with valuable evolutionary context for bees and their insect relatives interwoven with entertaining travel tales of an engaged entomologist." National Geographic ... totally fascinating... -- Jody Avirgan FiveThirtyEight The arms race that created the stinger hypodermic, and its biochemical warfare toxins, was a direct result of communal nesting, because the greater risk of predation demanded a formidable defensive strategy. The segment is from “Kings of Pain,” the “Jackass”-adjacent animal show on which Thorn and animal handler Alleva get bitten and stung by nature’s most extreme hurt merchants for viewers’ pleasure. I recommend the book to every entomologist, ecologist, and naturalist interested in exploring the impressive world of Hymenoptera." --Virgin Radio UK, "In addition to providing colorful, connoisseur-grade descriptions of the pain caused by stings, The Sting of the Wild provides all sorts of information about stinging insects." Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights He pays homage to his mentor in … --American Bee Journal. American Entomologist. Highly recommend it to other animal enthusiasts, Worth a read even if its only just to understand why anyone thought this was a good idea, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 November 2016. The rest of the ‘book’ was several hundred pages of the same stuff repeated just with different insect groups. 133,106, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved --Nature's Cool Green Science, "If you're interested in bugs of any kind, and especially the notorious ones, this book will entertain, educate, and excite." This account is packed with details about the lives of the six-legged fellow travelers we share the planet with. Kelly Ripa talks hubby Marc Consuelos' penis size after pic impresses fans, Adele’s transformation inspires fans to lose weight, 'Cuties' spells subscription doom for Netflix after intense backlash, Biden appears to confuse Trump with former President George W. Bush, The New York Post endorses President Donald J. Trump for re-election. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. In addition to a numerical ranking of the agony of each of the eighty-three stings he's sampled so far (from below 1 to an excruciatingly painful 4), Schmidt describes them in prose worthy of a professional wine critic: "Looks deceive. The Biologist ... surprisingly joyful book... Schmidt does a good job of passing on his boundless enthusiasm for insects. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, Biographies of Environmentalists & Naturalists (Books). --American Entomologist, "A good read, with valuable evolutionary context for bees and their insect relatives interwoven with entertaining travel tales of an engaged entomologist." --Nature, "On Schmidt's pain scale, this book rates a zero--painless. Schmidt, a budding entomologist, and his zoologist wife had just returned to the University of Georgia from a trip around the country. --Redlands Daily Facts, "Schmidt, an entomologist at the Southwestern Biological Institute, is an excellent writer. In The Sting of the Wild, the colorful Dr. Schmidt takes us on a journey inside the lives of stinging insects. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. . Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Schmidt explains that, for some insects, stinging is used for hunting: small wasps, for example, can paralyze huge caterpillars for long enough to lay eggs inside them, so that their larvae emerge within a living feast. Reptiles slither into vacant upstate Columbia observatory, This snake disembowels prey to eat live organs, Where to buy the best yoga pants — a k a Gen Z's 'flared leggings' — in 2020, Le Creuset kettles and cookware up to 30 percent off for extended Amazon sale, Save up to 40% on these 25 Chromebook laptops from Samsung, Dell and more, Mask and you shall receive: Where to pick up the best face coverings, Lululemon offers up to 75 percent off apparel, accessories and more, Chris Cuomo socializes mask-free at private members' club. Some say it's a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. Schmidt is an engaging writer, and his youthful enthusiasm for scary critters makes for a book that will sometimes scare you and sometimes make you double over with laughter . The index runs from “1” (mild) to “4” (severe). Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Privacy Notice Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Ideas Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Ideas Rich and full-bodied in appearance, but flavorless" and "Pure, intense, brilliant pain.
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