You've seen The Movie. Jurassic Park is a classic novel that should be on everybody's "to do" list. Of course the reason for this is that the movie was also an instant classic--yet, it does not compare to the greatness that is the book. And how can it do this despite the stunning realism of the motion picture?
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Broadly speaking, the ability of the park to control the spread of life-forms. Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers.
Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way. To the south, rising above the palm trees, Grant saw a single trunk with no leaves at all, just a big curving stump. Then the stump moved and twisted around to face the new arrivals.
Grant realized that he was not seing a tree at all. He was looking at the graceful, curving neck of an enormous creature, rising fifty feet into the air.
He was looking at a dinosaur. That is quite unncessary. Theory tells me that the island will quickly proceed to behave in unpredictable fashion. It is an accident waiting to happen. But the fashion never went away. Finally I realized that the fascination with dinosaurs was permanent.
It is always there. I suspect children have always been fascinated by dinosaurs. Why does it happen? I have thought about it a great deal and I conclude I have no idea why it occurs. But dinosaurs seem to excite the imagination of both adults and children everywhere in the world.
During the last few years, I have entertained many theories about why this is so. For a while I thought it might be a particular fascination in countries where skeletons have been found—a kind of nationalistic interest.
But dinosaurs are popular everywhere.
For example, they are a source of great fascination in Japan, although no remains have been found there. For a while, I thought it was primarily a childish interest.
But in museums, you notice that adults are equally fascinated. I often think the children are only an excuse for adults to go visit the dinosaurs. For a while, I thought it was an interest that children passed on to each other, in a proof of juvenile subculture.
But my own daughter showed a marked interest in dinosaurs before she ever went to pre-school, before she was even very verbal. For a while, I thought it was a function of the great size of these creatures.
But the smaller dinosaurs excite just as much interest. Baby dinosaurs are very appealing. And in any case, the dinosaur toys are all small… For a while, I thought the interest was something to do with the fact that the dinosaurs had become extinct.
But children are not clear about this.The right of Michael Crichton to be identified as the author of this work has A CIP Catalogue Record for this book is available from the British Library ISBN: 0 8 Printed in England by Clays Ltd, St Ives plc JURASSIC PARK Prologue.
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From the author of Timeline, Sphere, and Congo, this is the classic thriller of science. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton.
Rating / Definitely a modern classic. Book of the Month. Let me just state that while Jurassic Park is a science fiction novel, it has elements that could be considered urban fantasy.
Now, I have to say that this review will be super biased because this is the book that started my love of science fiction /10(4). Michael Crichton wrote a sequel to Jurassic Park called The Lost World.
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