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Jurassic Park [School & Library Binding]

Michael Crichton
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Nov. 13 1991
On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park. An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true and the first dinosaurs that the Earth has seen in the time of man emerge. But, as always, there is a dark side to the fantasy and after a catastrophe destroys the park's defence systems, the scientists and tourists are left fighting for survival...With this masterful cross of science fiction and action-adventure, Michael Crichton created one of the biggest bestsellers of all time, turned by Steven Spielberg into the highest grossing blockbuster ever in 1993.
--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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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.

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Bioengineers clone 15 species of dinosaurs and establish an island preserve where tourists can view the large reptiles; chaos ensues when a rival genetics firm attempts to steal frozen dinosaur embryos, and it's up to two kids, a safari guide and a paleontologist to set things right. PW called this, "A scary, creepy, mesmerizing technothriller with teeth."
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent thriller Feb. 12 2007
By Edgar
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is an excellent story that combines very well science with action/adventure. The science involved is truly awe-inspiring and is easily understood, without being boring. The action scenes are harrowing and very thrilling. The characters are quite interesting (especially mathematician Ian Malcolm). It's probably my all-time favourite novel. Strongly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars my favorite thriller. June 3 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I personally believe this to be Crichtons best book. The story and adventure are great; dinosaurs running amuk, etc, but one of the things that makes this a great book is its ability to link the events in the story with an intellectual statement about chaos theory and abuse of science. Ian Malcolm for example is such an amusing character and has so much that is interesting to say; he really usurps the narrative voice in many instances. Wonderful read on any level.
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3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable but a little cheesy April 12 2014
By Oren
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Cute and an interesting commentary on scientific progress. The plot is a little cheesy however. Overall nice light read. Would recommend timeline over this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice dinosaur! May 9 2013
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This book is not for sensitive heart. It's a essentiel book to every body like or love movies with the same names. It's not often nice dinosaur.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaurs are the Best Feb. 3 2013
By Daniel
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I love dinosaurs and science and this book helped fulfill both those needs. One of my Top 5 favourite books. Read ONLY this book ever.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clever and Suspenseful Oct. 30 2008
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This book combines drama and suspense with science and a certain amount of moralizing. The book's major premise-using the DNA of long extinct species-is clever because it is so believable and thus frightening. The book plays upon the idea that if one tampers with Nature's most sacred mechanisms, there will be a price to pay and dangers that one can neither anticipate nor accommodate. The idea of a Caribbean park featuring such resurrected creatures provides a macabre and riveting fascination. The book and movie have been out for a while but nevertheless, if you haven't read this, it is still a good read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book- except for Ian Malcolm Sept. 22 2007
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Great book- far superior to the movies. Has fun adventure and interesting science. No matter what you think of the movies, you should still read this book. My only problem with this book is Ian Malcolm: he goes on such long, annoying an pointless rants that I wish he would've been killed by a raptor in the opening chapter of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolutely amazing book... Aug. 26 2005
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This is a wonderful book. One of the best that I've ever read. As most people know, this book stayed on the bestseller charts for three months, one of the longest times in book history.
I saw the movie before I read the book, so it was hard to adjust to all the changes from the movie and the book. Almost everything is different. Lex is younger than Tim, the Dilophosaurus was 10 feet tall, there was a scene in the book with Pterodactyls, etc. All in know is, the book is better than all three movies combined.
One more word, the book has so much more interesting parts than the movie, so much more action, so much more fun, so much more enjoyment! :) Five well deserved stars!
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