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Jurassic Park

ISBN13: 9780394588162
ISBN: 0394588169
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $32.5
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Published Date:
Edition 1st
Pages: 416
Average Goodreads rating: 4.03/5 (4173 ratings)

The dinosaurs is 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