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Jurassic Park: A Novel
by Michael Crichton

Published: 2012-09-25
Mass Market Paperback : 464 pages
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

“[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs ...
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science run amok that took the world by storm.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

“[Michael] Crichton’s dinosaurs are genuinely frightening.”—Chicago Sun-Times

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now humankind’s most thrilling fantasies have come true. Creatures extinct for eons roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them—for a price.
 
Until something goes wrong. . . .
 
In Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller.

Praise for Jurassic Park
 
“Wonderful . . . powerful.”The Washington Post Book World

“Frighteningly real . . . compelling . . . It’ll keep you riveted.”—The Detroit News
 
“Full of suspense.”The New York Times Book Review

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What safety measures should have been put in place before visitors were allowed on the island?
What extinct creatures would you like to see return?
Which dinosaur would you most like to see cloned?
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90's book club
by Jewel148 (see profile) 03/07/17
We are reading the best books by decade. This was our 90s selection. We served grown up Lunchables(fancy crackers and cheese)and homemade pizza bagels since my daughters who grew up in the 90s said these were the snacks they most remembered.

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by [email protected] (see profile) 05/29/19

HECK YES! My favorite genre of books is science fiction, and this book really got my attention. The action and fast pace made this book an excellent read for me, and even the science was interesting (although... (read more)

 
  "Jurassic Park"by Jewel148 (see profile) 03/07/17

Tells the story of a multimillionaire who clones dinosaurs for his theme park. Shows what could happen when we try to "play God".

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