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 ...Read MoreOn 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.Read Less
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I am reading this book to my 10 year old grandson and he loves it. It's got so much more than the movie had. Try it and see.
Mar 24, 2008
a wonderful book for the adventurous at heart
I've read this book twice and each time is better than the next. Even though the movie is excellent and very well done the book is many times better with lots of different adventures than the movie. the characters are unique and awesome and I know that I will read this book many more times and enjoy throughout years to come . This is a realy realy realy realy great novel that will attract readers for generations to come.
Sep 29, 2007
Forget the movie, the book is a thousand times better. A little heavy on the science in the begining chapters, but the novel quickly gains proper pacing. This is a great adventure novel. Blending Science and fantasy this is a truly original story that will delight readers for many years.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-11-01 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.'' (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1990-09-28 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 . (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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