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The sting of the wild

Author: Justin O Schmidt
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schmidt, Justin O., 1947-
Sting of the wild.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015026989
(OCoLC)914445886
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin O Schmidt
ISBN: 9781421419299 1421419297
OCLC Number: 947042337
Description: 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.
Responsibility: Justin O. Schmidt.

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With colorful descriptions of each venom's sensation and a story that leaves you tingling with awe, The Sting of the Wild's one-of-a-kind style will fire your imagination.  Read more...

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Schmidt's tales will prove infectiously engaging even to entomophobes. * Publishers Weekly * Even though the pain-laced topic might leave you wincing, Schmidt's engaging and entertaining writing Read more...

 
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