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  • Published: New York : Ballantine, 1990.
  • Year Published: 1990
  • Edition: 2012 Ballantine Books Mass Market ed.
  • Description: 448 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 710

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  • 9780345538987
  • 0345538986

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Jurassic Park

by Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008.

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On a remote jungle island, genetic engineers have created a dinosaur game park. 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.

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Even Better Than The Movie

This is probably Michael Crichton's greatest book. Its well written, fun, and even contains some actual science. In my opinion its even better than the movie.

Genuinely great

Jurassic Park is one of those books with so much hubbub around it it's difficult to assess the book itself. For one, there is the enormous popularity of the movie. For another, everyone loves dinosaurs (in part because of the enormous popularity of the movie.)

However, I feel confident in saying this is a genuinely good book. And I didn't even like the movie... or dinosaurs. The book itself is both incredibly smart and enjoyable. And while you may get action from the movie, what you won't get is the deep discussions of chaos theory and genetics. I'd recommend this book to anyone who can read.

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