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Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton

Jurassic Park, (original 1990; edition 2006)

by Michael Crichton

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Title:Jurassic Park,
Authors:Michael Crichton
Info:Plaza y Janes (2006), Edition: Spanish, Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
Tags:Fantasy-Science Fiction

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Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (1990)

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    The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle (jseger9000)
    jseger9000: An obvious rec, I admit. Doyle's story is the original "modern men interact with dinos" tale and Crichton's is the best one since.
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    The Lost World by Michael Crichton (DeDeNoel)
    DeDeNoel: Kind of an obvious choice, The Lost World is a sequel to Jurassic Park. I think it's just as good, if not better.
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    Carnosaur by Harry Adam Knight (caimanjosh, tottman)
    caimanjosh: There's been some speculation that Crichton actually got the idea for Jurassic Park from this book, which was written well before. This one's gorier.
    tottman: Both are stories about trying to bring back dinosaurs, and the ultimately destructive outcome of such an attempt. Carnosaur leans more to the horror side of the equation and Jurassic Park more to the thriller side.
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    Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood (mcenroeucsb)
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    The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells (Stbalbach)
    Stbalbach: Mad doctor's breeding program on a remote island. What could go wrong?
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    The relic by Douglas Preston (VictoriaPL)
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    King Kong by Edgar Wallace (Hedgepeth)
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    Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker (Konran)
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    Meg by Steve Alten (Hedgepeth)
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    The Cartesian Machine by Dr. Nick E. Tran (NickETran)
    NickETran: The Cartesian Machine by Nick E. Tran and Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton are both based on the newly discovered sciences and the terrible disasters that ensued.
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    When the Wind Blows by James Patterson (themephi)

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Jurassic Park is a fascinating exploration of the classic "what if" question: "What if dinosaurs walked among us again?" Taking on various deep and heavy theories around genetics, chaos theory and morality, Michael Crichton gives us an exciting thriller that is very hard to put down. ( )
  Emmi_Kay | Sep 29, 2015 |
What a read, exciting from start to finish. I recommend this book to any one. If people like the movie give them the book to read. ( )
  foof2you | Sep 14, 2015 |
If you've seen the film, but, read the book, please do yourself a favour this book is so good ( )
  mikerees | Aug 14, 2015 |
I literally could not put Jurassic Park down!

If you liked the movie, you have to read the book that started it all! Many scenes that did not make the movie will send chills down your spine. This is a thriller like none other! ( )
  davidtaylorjr | Aug 12, 2015 |
This book had some really memorable moments and was enjoyable to read. The scene early in the book where the young child is bitten by an escaped young dinosaur has stuck with me from the first reading 20+ years ago. As a whole this was suspenseful and worth reading once as an adult for basic entertainment purposes, but the actual possibility of its premise seemed slightly ridiculous throughout the reading and aspects of the character development were disappointing. The overall message of the book- that people can't mess with nature in this way without severe consequences- is worthwhile. ( )
  karmiel | Jul 29, 2015 |
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"Reptiles are abhorrent because of their cold body, pale color, cartilaginous skeleton, filthy skin, fierce aspect, calculating eye, offensive smell, harsh voice, squalid habitation, and terrible venom; wherefore their Creator has not exerted his powers to make many of them."

~ LINNAEUS, 1797
"You cannot recall a new form of life."
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The tropical rain fell in drenching sheets, hammering the corrugated roof of the clinic building, roaring down the metal gutters, splashing on the ground in a torrent.
Out of curiosity, she looked in the little English dictionary, and to her surprise she found the word there, too:
raptorn[deriv. of L. raptor plunderer, fr. raptus]: bird of prey.
Parties to that settlement, including the distinguished scientific board of advisors, signed a nondisclosure agreement, and none will speak about what happened; but many of the principal figures in the "InGen incident" are not signatories, and were willing to discuss the remarkable events leading up to those final two days in August 1989 on a remote island off the west coast of Costa Rica.
The late twentieth century has witnessed a scientific gold rush of astonishing proportions: the headlong and furious haste to commercialize genetic engineering.
Mike Bowman whistled cheerfully as he drove the Land Rover through the Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve, on the west coast of Costa Rica.
Reptielen zijn weerzinwekkend vanwege hun koude lichaam, hun bleke kleur, hun kraakbeenskelet, hun vuile huid, hun wrede uitdrukking, hun berekenende blik, hun afstotelijke geur, hun scherpe stemgeluid, hun smerig nest en hun vreselijk vergif; daarom heeft hun schepper zijn macht niet gebruikt om er vele te maken. (Linnaeus, 1797) Een nieuwe levensvorm kun je niet ongedaan maken. (Erwin Chargaff, 1972)
Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.
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An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now, one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true. Creatures extinct for eons now roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them--for a price.

Until something goes wrong....
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0345370775, Mass Market Paperback)

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

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A wealthy entrepreneur secretly creates a theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA. Before opening the attraction to the public, he invites some scientists to experience the park and help calm anxious investors; but, during the visit, the security system breaks down and prehistoric creatures break out.… (more)

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