JURASSIC PARK by Michael Crichton (hier online bestellen)
Scientists develop a means of bringing dinosaurs to life using DNA taken from dino' blood, which has been
preserved inside insects encased in amber. Whilst Hammond is showing off his dinosaur 'theme park' to a
selected audience [a lawyer (Gerrano), mathematician (Malcolm), dino' expert (Grant), palaeobotanist (Sattler)
and his grandchildren (Tim & Lex)], Nedry (computer expert) disables the security system so that he can make
his escape with some stolen embryos. This enables all the dinosaurs to escape their enclosures.
Extract from book:
"Amid the ferns, Grant saw the head of an animal. It was motionless, partially hidden in the fronds, the two
large dark eyes watching them coldly.
The head was two feet long. From a pointed snout, a long row of teeth ran back to the hole of the auditory
meatus which served as an ear. The head reminded him of a large lizzard, or perhaps a crocodile. The eyes
did not blink, and the animal did not move. Its coloration as the infant's: yellow-brown with darker reddish
markings, like the stripes of a tiger.
As Grant watched, a single forelimb reached up very slowly to part the fern beside the animal's face. The
limb, Grant saw, was strongly muscled. The hand hand had three grasping fingers, each ending in curved claws.
The hand gently, slowly, pushed aside the ferns.
Grant felt a chill and thought, He's hunting us."
About the author:
Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, in 1942. He went the Harvard Medical School. After graduating,
Crichton embarked on a career as a writer and filmmaker. Called "the father of the techno-thriller,"
his novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, and
the sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World.
Crichton decided to study anthropology. After graduating from Harvard summa cum laude in
1965, with a major in anthropology, Crichton, now twenty-three, was a visiting lecturer in anthropology at
Cambridge University, in England. Crichton also won a Henry Russell Shaw Fellowship and got to travel in
Europe and North Africa for a year.
Upon his return to the States, Crichton began training as a doctor. He eventually graduated with his MD
from Harvard Medical School in 1969, but never became a licensed practitioner of medicine.
In Crichton's early works most of his books deal with preexisting literary forms. The Andromeda Strain is
influenced by H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Congo plays with Sir Henry Rider Haggard's classic King
Solomon's Mines. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein inspired The Terminal Man, and Eaters of the Dead is swayed
by Beowulf. Crichton said in an interview with Andrea Chambers of People Weekly, "The challenge is
revitalizing the old forms." In most of his recent works though, he challenges his audience to think
about topics of concern in our day to day culture. From the Japanese, in Rising Sun, to the topic of a
man being sexually harassed in the novel Disclosure.
Crichton is also a computer expert who wrote one of the first books about information technology
(Electronic Life, 1983). Crichton once indulged his interest in computers by operating a software
company, FilmTrack, which has been used by major studios to perform budgeting and scheduling functions
for film and television projects. He also created a computer game called Amazon in 1982. His 1973 film
Westworld was one of the first feature films to use digitized images. In 1994, Crichton also won an
Oscar for Technical Achievement (Scientific and Technical Award).
JURASSIC PARK by Michael Crichton
Broschiert - 399 Seiten - Arrow
Erscheinungsdatum: 5. Oktober 1995
Preis: € 11,95
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