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The sting of the wild / Justin O. Schmidt.

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  • ISBN: 1421425645
  • ISBN: 9781421425641
  • Physical Description: xi, 257 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-247) and index.
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, etc.: "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."
Subject: Poisonous arthropoda.
Insect pests.

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