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Michael Crichton, in his outstandingly exciting science fiction novel, Jurassic Park, has put together a suspenseful, compelling, riveting, frightening, realistic, thrilling, and scientifically informative world, combining sophisticated bio- technology with prehistoric legend, blending the past, present, and the future, and a terrifying nightmares of science run wild, packed with humans and genetically engineered dinosaurs, including mesmerizing, fast paced action. It is a world where you decide what is happening in the book. If you enjoy fast-paced science fiction, the reader will certainly enjoy the fascinating world of Jurassic Park. All of the different characters in this world share different feelings of action, reactions, thrill, nervousness, and their beliefs.

Two paleontologists, Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, were financed by John Hammond, a very wealthy man. The two were visited by a man named Morris who was very interested about Hammond. Apparently he had leased an island off the west coast of Costa Rica for some type of big development that had been in the making for some 10 years. Part of the plan was to buy large quantities of amber, which drew attention from Morris, because amber was of little or no value.

Shortly after the visit the two paleontologists were called by Hammond to come visit his island. He told them it was a type of biological preserve that he believed would alter all science across the world. Hammond needed them to come look at his island to give him their opinions about weather on the island was safe for business. Hammond said the island would be called Jurassic Park.

During the development of the island word spread of the new finding to a rival company. Dodgson, who worked with the company, knew that he knew Hammond was on to something big and he wanted a part of it. He arranged to meet with one of Hammond's employees, Nedry. At the park he was in charge of design of the park's computer system. Nedry informed Dodgson that they were recreating dinosaur embryos but wasn't sure how. Nedry agreed to steal embryos from the park in exchange for $1 million.

In the meantime Sattler and Grant arrived at the island where they met friends of Hammond's, including Ian Malcolm, a famous mathematician a very knowledgeable mathematician, decides to go to the island of Isla Nublar to observe the biological preserve that a company named

In-Gen has created for the world to see at a price. Malcolm always had doubts

about this world of total chaos. Everyone thought that the world of Jurassic

Park, is a world of new state of the art technology and entertainment. Until

everything goes wrong. The electric fences stopped working, and the dinosaurs

escaped. Ian Malcolm's opinion of this world is that it won't survive, or the




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