The Sting of the Wild (Compact Disc)

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By Justin O. Schmidt, L. J. Ganser (Narrated by)
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Entomologist Justin O. Schmidt is on a mission. Some say it's a brave exploration, others 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. 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. Rich and full-bodied in appearance, but flavorless and Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like walking over flaming charcoal with a three-inch nail embedded in your heel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781515913962
ISBN-10: 1515913961
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: March 28th, 2017
Language: English