Jurassic Park

a novel

Hardcover, 399 pages

English language

Published Sept. 3, 1990 by Knopf, Distributed by Random House.

ISBN:
9780394588162
OCLC Number:
1099745566

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4 stars (42 reviews)

The dinosaurs are back on earth--alive, now, in Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park.

The story, told with an almost documentary verisimilitude, is an account of the attempt, through a hair-raising twenty-four hours on a remote jungle island, to avert a global emergency--a crisis triggered by today's headlong rush (virtually unchecked by any government or scientific watchdogs) to commercialise genetic engineering.

In Jurassic Park, Crichton makes brilliant and mesmerizing use of the unique amalgam of suspense and informed science (this time palaeontology, biotechnology, and chaos theory) that he originated in The Andromeda Strain. Of all his superb scientific thrillers--all of them best-sellers--Jurassic Park is in every way the strongest. It is certain to be his most widely read, talked about, and unreservedly enjoyed novel to date. --front flap

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awesome!! im pretty sure i read the last 100 pages in about a day. never read crichton before this, but i am really impressed by jurassic park. i grew up watching the movie close to a billion times and yet the book offered a more exciting and in-depth look at the jurassic park story. i would definately reccomend this to other readers.... its a fun, quick read that covers alot of big topics.... plus lots of dinos and destruction!

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Subjects

  • Dinosaurs -- Fiction
  • Amusement parks -- Fiction