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  • For Almost Three Decades, Michael Crichton Has Written Novels That Appeal To His Readers Imagination And Take A Firm Hold Of - 1,909 words
    For almost three decades, Michael Crichton has written novels that appeal to his reader=s imagination and take a firm hold of their pocketbooks. Crichton=s writing stands out as much as his 6=9@ frame. He has become one of the most widely read and bought science fiction authors of the past three decades. From his first novel The Andromeda Strain, which he published while in medical school, to his most recent Airframe, Crichton has captivated his readers and left them craving more. What makes Crichton=s novels unique are their topics. Criction=s fiction novels have topics that range from little known historical events to indistinct scientific topics, such as cloning and primate communication. ...
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  • Michael Crichton - 1,911 words
    Michael Crichton For almost three decades, Michael Crichton has written novels that appeal to his reader`s imagination and take a firm hold of their pocketbooks. Crichton`s writing stands out as much as his 6=9 frame. He has become one of the most widely read and bought science fiction authors of the past three decades. From his first novel The Andromeda Strain, which he published while in medical school, to his most recent Airframe, Crichton has captivated his readers and left them craving more. What makes Crichton`s novels unique are their topics. Criction`s fiction novels have topics that range from little known historical events to indistinct scientific topics, such as cloning and primat ...
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  • The Author Is Michael Crichton, And The Book Is The Lost World Many People Have Read This Book, Along With Its Predecessor, J - 903 words
    The author is Michael Crichton, and the book is The Lost World. Many people have read this book, along with its predecessor, Jurassic Park, and many people have been enthralled with the thought of living dinosaurs in the 20th century. What if the dinosaurs did not become extinct? What if they still exist? (The Lost World takes off a couple years after the first book. A separate island is discovered, an island where the dinosaurs were actually created. There are two different research groups sent to the island. One to observe the dinosaurs in the wild and the other to bring them back for research purposes. The fighting starts from there. What many people dont know, is that these books, along ...
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  • Airframe - 1,100 words
    Airframe Airframe, a novel by Michael Crichton was a fairly good book that became very exciting towards the end. It is about the aviation industry and a fictional company named Norton Aircraft that manufactures planes. There is only one main character and the plot of the novel is about a secret plan to destroy the president of Norton. The book gets off to a slow start, but rapidly builds up pace in the last hundred pages. The main character of the novel is Casey Singleton. She is a divorced mother in her mid-forties. She is a vice president of the Quality Assurance Incident Review Team. Whenever anything goes wrong with a plane that was made by Norton, the Incident Review Team finds out what ...
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  • Dr Seuss - 1,318 words
    Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss I took an unconventional approach in the topic I chose for my reading assignment - whereas most groups selected single novels, my partner and I opted to read a collection of short stories by none other than the notorious Dr. Seuss. Were I writing this essay on a "normal" book, I would be able to pose a question about the book itself and answer it in an ordinary sort of way. However, given the subject matter I have chosen, an essay on an individual book, though possible, would be a very tricky thing to do. It would be wiser, and probably easier, to respond to the man himself. My decision to respond to the man himself makes many more choices - what facet of Dr. Seuss shall ...
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  • Eaters Of The Dead - 1,246 words
    Eaters Of The Dead "Eaters of the Dead" by Michael Crichton is a fiction but with historical background. Through this piece Crichton hopes to express the way of life for the Vikings in the year 922 AD while at the same time creating an entertaining story. Using a manuscript written by Ibn-Fadlan Crichton pieced together a book filled with adventure and excitement. Michael Crichton was born in Chicago, 1942 and always knew he had a talent for writing. He attended Brown University and has since published many books such as "Jurassic Park", "The Rising Sun", "Disclosure", and many more. Several of his books have been made into movies, for example, "Jurassic Park", "The Lost World", "Sphere", "C ...
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  • Jurassic Park - 1,327 words
    Jurassic Park Zycer Title: Jurassic Park Author: Michael Chrichton First Publication: 1990 The Novel as a Whole: 1. The story takes place on Isla Nublar a small island off the coast of Costa Rica. "Its forested slopes were wreathed in fog, giving the island a mysterious look." Shows us that the island is extremely foggy and presumably, humid. We are not told when the story takes place, but it seems to take place any time during the 1990's because they mention computers and genetic research a lot 2. Two main characters in this novel are Ian Malcolm and Robert Muldoon. Ian Malcolm is a mathematician, invited by John Hammond to visit the island. He a tall man and on the plane trip to the island ...
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  • Jurassic Park And Tech - 1,318 words
    Jurassic Park And Tech The girl shrieks as the giant tree trunk of a leg crashes down shaking the earth. Her screams are then drowned out by the prehistoric roar of the genetically engineered Tyrannosaurus Rex as it searches for prey (Crichton, 1991). Everyone remembers this scene from the best-selling novel by Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park. These scenes were then brought to life by producer/director Steven Spielberg in the immensely popular movie by the same name. Is this possible? As technological advances in molecular biology steam into the twenty-first century, many scientists have found themselves asking this very question. With continuing advancements in the methods of recombining DN ...
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  • Jurassic Park And Tech - 1,297 words
    ... entually clone or study them. Unfortunately attempts to isolate ancient bacteria have been inconclusive. The chief concern in isolating ancient bacteria is the contamination of the sample by modern bacteria through fractures in the amber. Despite the extensive sterilization techniques, scientists cannot be sure whether the bacteria isolated are truly ancient bacteria (Poinar, 1994). For instance, Bacillus subtilis bacteria were cultured from an amber from an amber specimen of a stingless bee from the Dominican Republic, but these bacteria are commonly found in both the alimentary canal of the modern-day stingless bee and in the soil. Also problems arise in extracting the DNA from the sin ...
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  • Jurrasic Park - 1,161 words
    Jurrasic Park Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton Number of pages: 399 Original Copyright Date:1990 Date Completed: Oct 25 Publisher: Ballantine Books Plot Summary The Story takes place on an Island off the Coast of Costa Rica. Where A very wealthy man, John Hammond, Has set up A Genetically engineered Dinosaur preserve. Before he opens this living attraction to the public(only the people who can afford it) He needs people, who he thinks will be good judges of the Park. He brings them in and begins to awe them with the sights of real dinosaurs. One of the visitors, Ian Malcolm, predicts that this is impossible to accomplish. For he says there are flaws in the system, and according to his chaos ...
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  • November 6, 1996 Dear Joe, It Was Nice To Hear From You Again, I Enjoyed Hearing About Your New Business Venture And I Hope I - 272 words
    November 6, 1996 Dear Joe, It was nice to hear from you again, I enjoyed hearing about your new business venture and I hope it works out. School is going great and I can't wait to graduate in two months. The other day I finished reading a book by Michael Crichton called "JURASSIC PARK" you may have heard of the movie. Anyway this book got me thinking about our trip to the tyrel museum and I was very excited that I had some background knowledge on the information and technological terms used in the book. I would recommend this book to you because you share a common interest with me as we both enjoy studying Dinosaurs, if you have seen the movie I would still recommend reading this book as the ...
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  • Richard Preston - 666 words
    Richard Preston In October of l989, Macaque monkeys, housed at the Reston Primate Quarantine Unit in Reston, Virginia, began dying from a mysterious disease at an alarming rate. The monkeys, imported from the Philippines, were to be sold as laboratory animals. Twenty-nine of a shipment of one hundred died within a month. Dan Dalgard, the veterinarian who cared for the monkeys, feared they were dying from Simian Hemorrhagic Fever, a disease lethal to monkeys but harmless to humans. Dr. Dalgard decided to enlist the aid of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) to help diagnose the case. On November 28th, Dr. Peter Jahlring of the Institute was in h ...
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  • Rising Sun - 1,014 words
    Rising Sun I read the novel Rising Sun by Michael Crichton. The story is about the grand opening of the Nakamoto Tower in Los Angeles, the new American headquarters of a Japanese corporation. On the night of the opening a young girl was killed on the forty-sixth floor, one story above the floor of the party. The Japanese liaison, Lieutenant Peter James Smith, was called to help the investigation begin, as the Japanese businessmen tried to stall the police. Though the story is about a homicide investigation, the underlying theme is one of business deals, both corrupt and proper. Throughout the book the reader is taken though the way of Japanese business, and quickly learns the differences bet ...
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  • Steven Spielberg - 1,450 words
    Steven Spielberg It is hard to imagine a person who has not heard of Steven Spielberg. He is one of the most renown, if not the most renown, American filmmakers of the century. His films have captivated and helped develop imaginations of contemporary society and remain among the most successful films ever made. Spielberg was born in Cincinnati on December 18th, 1946. His father was an electrical engineer, and his mother a concert pianist. Steven seemed to get the best elements from both of them. Spielberg had an early fascination with cinema and began making amateur films at a very young age. At 13, he won a local contest for his 40-minute film, Escape to Nowhere. Ironically, Steven was unab ...
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  • The Lost World - 1,360 words
    THE LOST WORLD by Michael Crichton This story takes place six years after the Jurassic Park disaster. The book starts out with Ian Malcom giving a speach on his theory of extinction at a place called the Santa Fe Institute. As he's talking, a tall man stands up. His name is Richard Levine. He's a paleontologist, and he is fairly wealthy. He interrupts Ian to tell him that he doesn't think dinosaurs are really extinct. He believes there's a lost world on an island somewhere off Costa Rica. "I'm quite serious. What if the dinosaurs did not become extinct? What if they still exist? Somewhere in an isolated spot on the planet?" (5) Ian tells him this is nonsense, and continues on explaining his ...
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  • Themes Of The Book Eaters Of The Dead - 509 words
    Themes Of The Book Eaters Of The Dead My book is titled Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton. There are two major themes to this book. First is man versus man and the second is man versus nature. The nature that man is going up against in this book were the supernatural monsters that terrorized the town. Through most of the second half of this book the northmen are fighting the monsters or preparing to. This is the main struggle of the book. These monsters are the eaters of the dead. The second struggle of this book is man versus man. This man versus man struggle is an internal struggle between the tribe. It is a struggle for power within the tribe. This occurs at the beginning of the book ...
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  • Title Of Paper : Flopping Sun - 713 words
    Title of Paper : Flopping Sun Grade Received on Report : 88% Flopping Sun. How to turn a great book into a bad movie. There have been many book to movie conversions, yet Rising Sun by Michael Crichton was one that had gone horribly wrong. Rising Sun, in addition to being a gripping mystery/thriller, functioned as a scathing attack on American apathy to Japanese economic aggression. In fact, in his afterword to the novel, Crichton says, "The Japanese are not our saviors. They are our competitors. We should not forget it." Statements like these earned Rising Sun the dubious distinction of being a Japan-bashing novel. The movie version of this book tried to stay away from that type of publicity ...
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