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Unless your species evolved sometime after 1993 when Jurassic Park hit theaters, you're no doubt familiar with this dinosaur-bites-man disaster tale set on an island theme park gone terribly wrong. But if Speilberg's amped-up CGI creation left you longing for more scientific background and ... well, character development, check out the original Michael Crichton novel. Although not his best book (get ahold of sci-fi classic The Andromeda Strain for that), Jurassic Park fills out the film version's kinetic story line with additional scenes, dialogue, and explanations while still maintaining Crichton's trademark thrills-'n'-chills pacing. As ever, the book really is better than the movie. --Paul Hughes --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
An island off Costa Rica will soon be the world's most ambitious theme park--a dinosaur preserve. A visionary financier's biotechnology company has succeeded in cloning these extinct reptiles. Fifteen different species, presumably incapable of breeding, are now placidly roaming around, but Jurassic Park's resident mathematician, an expert in chaos theory, predicts that the animals' behavior is inherently unstable. When a rival genetics firm attempts to steal frozen dinosaur embryos, things go haywire. Two cute American kids, eight-year-old Tina and 11-year-old Tim, a safari guide from Kenya and a Denver paleontologist set things aright--almost. Though the dinosaurs here are more interesting than the people, Crichton ( The Andromeda Strain ) ingeniously interweaves details of genetic engineering, computer wizardry and current scientific controversy over dinosaurs to fashion a scary, creepy, mesmerizing techno-thriller with teeth. It can be read as a thought-provoking fable about technological hubris and the hazards of bioengineering. 150,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection; movie rights sold to Steven Spielberg/Universal Pictures .
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It's a book, you get what you buy. I haven't read it yet but it is my favourite movie of all time so I am sure it will be equally as awesome. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Katrina Ward
One doesn't have to write much on the subject. Simply put Jurassic Park is a masterpiece. Only complaint is the odd spelling mistake towards the later part of the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Robert
A guy creates a way to create dinos. He brings in a doctor to make sure everything is alright. things go to pieces!Published 6 months ago by ellison
The book is awesome. The dinosaurs come to life and I couldn't put the book down. It arrived super fast and in perfect condition.Published 9 months ago by Robert Lapeire
i am i huge jurassic park movie fan so i thought id read the book, it is amazing though because i watched the movie first i noticed that theres alot of parts where they change up... Read morePublished 10 months ago by christine
Great read! The movie is one of my favorites of all time and though Malcolm was one of my favorite characters in the movie, he becomes extremely repetitive in the novel. Read morePublished 11 months ago by C.S.