The Sting of the Wild Illustrated Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 190 ratings
ISBN-13: 978-1421419282
ISBN-10: 1421419289
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Editorial Reviews


"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 makes for a tale worth reading."

(Scientific American)

"[Schmidt's] low-down on sting biochemistry and physiology is relentlessly zestful, even as he recounts the swelling, burning consequences of his curiosity."


"On Schmidt's pain scale, this book rates a zero―painless. On the pleasure scale, it rates a ten, a highly enjoyable read."

(Natural History)

"Readers who share my fascination with the natural world, and particularly those who revel in unusual animal facts, will love The Sting of the Wild."

(Between the Covers)

"An excellent book."


"The Sting of the Wild is full of the stories of science of stings. Schmidt is an engaging writer, and his youthful enthusiasm for scary critters makes for a book that will sometimes scare you and sometimes make you double over with laughter... It’s a masterpiece of nature writing."

(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."

(Discover Magazine)

"Not only does he explain his Schmidt Sting Pain Index, wherein he rates the pain of numerous stings on a scale of one to four, but he also relates the fascinating natural histories of these animals."

(National Geographic)

"Totally fascinating."


Book Description

The "King of Sting" describes his adventures with insects and the pain scale that’s made him a scientific celebrity.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Hardcover : 280 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1421419289
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1421419282
  • Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.06 x 8.5 inches
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press; Illustrated Edition (May 15, 2016)
  • Reading level : 18 and up
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 190 ratings