A book: The Sting of the Wild

https://www.themeateater.com/listen/meateater/ep-208-dr-justin-schmidt-on-why-it-hurts-so-bad
It is also appearing on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

A book: The Sting of the Wild (Tstow)

This true story and adventure book is written by Justin Schmidt, PhD.  See https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/press-kit-sting-wild for details.

The audio version came out 03/2017.  Click https://www.amazon.com/The-Sting-of-the-Wild/dp/B06XK5PCJ2/ref=mt_audio_download?_encoding=UTF8&me= for a sample reading.  The Japanese?Chinese, and Korean versions of the book also are published.

The book has been available for purchasing via jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/content/sting-wild, code HNAF to save 30% or Amazon, Barns & Nobles, Goodreads etc. You may google him or Schmidt Pain Index to know more about him.  Schmidt Pain Index was quoted twice by movie Ant-man when bullet ants were mentioned.  If one is encouraged to describe their pain into words, rather than just imprecise numbers, as Standford medical school mentioned, the current opioid crisis might have been less severe and better managed.  The high quality Johns Hopkins University Press invited and convinced Justin to write about Schmidt Pain Index for the public.  He spent 4-5 years in finishing this semi autobiography with focus on the magic of stinging insects.  We want to share this nature beauty with as many people as we can. Many public libraries shelf the book and its audio format.

The book is a true story (nature is often more amazing than our fictional imagination).  It is suitable for 5 year olds to be read to for the wonder of science, for teenagers about puberty rights ceremonies involving stinging insects by various cultures, for everyone who has or wants to have a curiosity about nature, including insects which comprise more than 50% of all living species.  The book enriches one’s experience with nature.  The book helps calm the public fear because the purpose of a small insect, is not to terrorize us, but to get food and protect itself or its young, just as we do.  We simply need not be in the way of its living.  Enjoy the coexistence of nature diversity and beauty.

Just like birding, insecting!  http://www.insectamovie.org