Jurassic Park (Paperback)

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Another great sci-fi from Michael Crichton

by bandicootgurl@yahoo.com on 2/3/2006

Reading this book really opened me up to the scientific world. Micheal Crichton is possibly the best sci-fi/thriller writer in the world. In Jurassic Park,he delivers another wonderful story. Jurassic Park, the book, is definitely better than the movie. The book has a deeper plot, along with more cynical character personalities. So if you're looking for a good read, or you didn't quite understand the movie, then Jurassic Park is definitely for you. Read More

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A breakthrough in genetic engineering leads to the development of a technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA, a method that brings about the creation of Jurassic Park, a tourist attraction populated by creatures extinct for eons. Reissue. *Author: Crichton, Michael *Publication Date: 1991/03/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.25

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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780345370778
SKU 30049386
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0345370775
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
Michael Crichton
Born in Chicago, Michael Crichton was grew up on Long Island, where he was a 6' 9" basketball star at Roslyn High School. In 1960 he entered Harvard University to study English, but after receiving poor grades, he switched his major to anthropology, graduating summa cum laude in 1965. Crichton then attended Harvard Medical School, where he graduated with an M.D. in 1969. To help pay his way through medical school, Crichton began writing thrillers under a variety of pseudonyms. The most successful effort from this period was "A Case Of Need", written as Jeffrey Hudson, which went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year. Though he never became a licensed doctor, Crichton did go on to work as a postdoctorate fellow, but soon decided to turn his full attention to writing. His background in anthropology and medicine helped him write a long list of bestsellers. "The Andromeda Strain", which he wrote in his final year of medical school, sold millions and helped established him as a perennial best-selling novelist. Many of his novels have been made into Hollywood movies, including the phenomenally successful "Jurassic Park" and its sequel "The Lost World." Crichton has also run his own software company, written both a computer game and one of the first books on information technology, and made the first film to feature computerized images ("Westworld", 1973). He created the Emmy Award-winning television drama "E.R.", a show on which he also served as the executive producer, and has written books on two of his long-standing passions: modern art and travel. After a long battle with cancer, Crichton died in Los Angeles on August 4, 2008 at the age of 66.
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Annotation With extremely well-preserved bits of DNA from dinosaurs, a scientist plans to create a theme park of cloned dinosaurs. When the island that houses the theme park suffers a power outage, the dinosaurs run rampant, and the humans must run for their lives. This novel was the basis for the 1993 blockbuster film of the same name.
Editors Note A breakthrough in genetic engineering leads to the development of a technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA, a method that brings about the creation of Jurassic Park, a tourist attraction populated by creatures extinct for eons. Reissue.
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Number of Pages 0416
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Another great sci-fi from Michael Crichton by bandicootgurl@yahoo.com on Feb 03, 2006

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