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The Sting of the Wild

Justin O. Schmidt

The "King of Sting" describes his adventures with insects and the pain scale that's made him an entomological celebrity.

"... an excellent book..."—Newsweek

"... a masterpice of nature writing." —Nature's 

"... a childlike mix of gleeful fascination and terror-induced bravery...  Schmidt's tales will prove infectiously engaging even to entomophobes." —

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2016 Foreword INDIES Finalist

"The 10 Best Popular Science Titles of 2016"

Zoo Radio


"Made + Remade"

"TODAY Show"

"Radio West"

"Tell Me Everything" with John Fugelsang



"Author of the Week: Justin Schmidt"

Pittsburgh's KDKA 





NPR  (2015)

 visualizes the Schmidt Sting Pain Index

Dr. Schmidt wins 2015 Ig Nobel Prize for developing the Schmidt Sting Pain Index

The Schmidt Sting Pain Index in Marvel's 


Justin O. Schmidt is a biologist at Southwestern Biological Institute and is associated with the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona.

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The Sting of the Wild
Publication Date: 1 Feb 2018
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 280 pages
Illustrations: 13 color plates
ISBN: 9781421425641
Subject: Life Sciences