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Jurassic Park

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This edition was published in by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York, USA.

Written in English

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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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Jurassic Park

First published in 1990



Work Description

Jurassic Park is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton. A cautionary tale about genetic engineering, it presents the collapse of an amusement park showcasing genetically re-created dinosaurs to illustrate the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its real-world implications. A sequel titled The Lost World, also written by Crichton, was published in 1995. In 1997, both novels were re-published as a single book titled Michael Crichton's Jurassic World.

In 1996 it was awarded the Secondary BILBY Award.

Also contained in:
Congo/Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton's Jurassic World

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Jurassic Park

a novel

This edition was published in by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York, USA.


Edition Description

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

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1990

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3553.R48 J87 1990

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1889702M
ISBN 10
0394588169
ISBN 13
9780394588162
LC Control Number
90052960
OCLC/WorldCat
1099745566, 29510995
Amazon.com
0394588169
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Library Thing
12359
Goodreads
526270

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