Enjoyable reading; would be 5-star except for 2 disappointing deficiencies: Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 December 2018, Book arrived in perfect condition and is a great read. This is good, because I was left wanting for more. Like walking over flaming charcoal with a three-inch nail embedded in your heel." The author took me through a series of interesting tales based on the biology of representatives of a few types of stinging inse. Ok - tough going in bits, think the author tried hard to appeal to a general audience but it's a bit in depth at some points eg, the chemical makeup of various venoms isn't everyone idea of a riveting read I'm afraid.
This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Please try again. The daredevil duo was inspired by the Schmidt pain index, a four-point scale developed by entomologist Justin Schmidt that rates the relative pain caused by insect stings. Please choose a different delivery location. Peterson was inspired by Tucson entomologist Justin Schmidt, a mild-mannered raconteur now in his early 70s. --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." Free & fast delivery, movies and more with Amazon Prime. --New York Times Magazine, "A delicate and highly refreshing glimpse into the private mind of a professional scientist." In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. A fascinating exposition on the evolution of the insect sting, by an intrepid scientist who has spent decades observing insects in their natural habitats on six continents.
I recommend the book to every entomologist, ecologist, and naturalist interested in exploring the impressive world of Hymenoptera.--American Entomologist, A good read, with valuable evolutionary context for bees and their insect relatives interwoven with entertaining travel tales of an engaged entomologist.--American Bee Journal. Please try again. --Chemistry World, "The Sting of the Wild sheds light on the mysteries of stinging insects in a delightful and humorous narration. To compare the impacts of stinging insects on humans, mainly using himself as the test case.
The sting of the wild is an easy read, packed with chemistry and anecdotes. Like walking over flaming charcoal with a three-inch nail embedded in your heel.". --Redlands Daily Facts, "Schmidt, an entomologist at the Southwestern Biological Institute, is an excellent writer. Some say it's a brave exploration, others shake their heads in disbelief. Humans usually experience stings as defensive maneuvers used by insects to protect their nest mates.
2), Coyote Peterson's Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World (Brave Wilderness, Emmy Award Winning YouTuber), Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry. Schmidt explains that, for some insects, stinging is used for hunting: small wasps, for example, can paralyze huge caterpillars and then lay their eggs inside so that their larvae can feast within. The Schmidt Sting Pain Index is an insect sting-based pain scale by Justin Schmidt, which he won an Ig Nobel Prize for. Others are used to kill competing insects, even members of their own species. This shows respect for the interested reader.
Rich and full-bodied in appearance, but flavorless" and "Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Others are used to kill competing insects, even members of their own species. Prime members enjoy free & fast delivery, exclusive access to movies, TV shows, games, and more. Unable to add item to Wish List.
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