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Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park

Crichton, Michael, 1942-

Drawing on all his bestselling talent and scientific brilliance Michael Crichton has, in this novel, written the most electrifying techno-thriller of our time. Crichton's previous titles include Rising Sun, Congo and The Great Train Robbery

Paperback, Book. English. Suspense fiction.
Published London: Arrow, 1991
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Statement of responsibility: Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0099282917, 9780099282914
Note: Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1990; London: Century, 1991.
Physical Description: x, 399 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Subject: Dinosaurs Fiction.; Animal genetic engineering Fiction.; Amusement parks Fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 7.3
Interest Level: UY
Points: 20
Quiz Number: 200324

Author note

Born in Chicago in 1942,Michael Crichtonfirst trained as a doctor before going on to become one of the most successful writers in the world. In 1994 he achieved a feat unmatched by any other writer: by having simultaneously a number one TV series, book and movie with, respectively,ER(which he created),Disclosureand Steven Spielberg'sJurassic Park, on its release the highest-grossing film of all time. He also directed several movies, includingThe Great Railway Robberywith Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland. His high-concept thrillers were international bestsellers, and in total his books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.


"Crichton's most compulsive novel to date"
Sunday Telegraph||"Breathtaking adventure... a book that is as hard to put down as it is to forget"
Time Out||"Wonderful ... powerful"
Washington Post||"Full of suspense"
New York Times

Back cover copy

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

An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has come true and the first dinosaurs that the Earth has seen in the time of man emerge.

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...

'Crichton's most compulsive novel to date'


'Breathtaking adventure... a book that is as hard to put down as it is to forget'


'Wondeful... powerful'WASHINGTON POST

'Full of suspense'NEW YORK TIMES