I. A Brief Summary of the Plot.
A billionaire has created a technique to clonedinosaurs. From the left behind DNA that his crack team of scientists andexperts extract he is able to grow the dinosaurs in labs and lock them up on anisland behind electrified fences. He has created a sort of theme park on theisland which is located off the west coast of Costa Rica.
The island is calledIsla Nublar. He plans to have the entire planet come and visit his wondrousmarvels. He asks a group of scientists from several different fields to come andview the park, but something terribly goes wrong when a worker on the islandturns traitor and shuts down the power. II. A Description of the Most ImportantAspects of the Contents.
The main characters in the book are: John Hammond whois a billionaire developer who has used his resources to create the dinosaurfilled island known as Jurassic Park. He is an old grandfather, and he dies inthe book by a dinosaur known as a Procompsognathus. Dr.
Alan Grant who is arenowned paleontologist who agrees to visit Jurassic Park only to find out it isthe home of several Dinosaurs. Unlike the movie Dr. Grant loves kids in thebook. He also had a of a beard. Dr. Ellie Sattler is a Paleobotinist and AlanGrant who is among the first people to tour Jurassic Park. Tim who is the 11year old grandson of John Hammond. He is kind of geeky, into computers and lovesDinosaurs.
(Reminds me of myself.) His 7 older sister is Alexis. She has a kindof tomboy attitude and loves base-ball Ian Malcom is the Mathematician that uses”Chaos Theory” to predict disastrous results. he only wears black andgray. He is presumably dead in Jurassic Park the book, but”miraculously” is in the sequel, The Lost World. Finally there isDennis Nedry.
He was the computer genius who’s greed and ambition bring chaos toJurassic Park. There are many other characters that played a big part in thebook, but I thought they were the best and the plot revolved around them. Thecharacters show the greatest difference in the movie and the book. There weremany opposites in the characters and even the roles and elements of Tim and Lexwere reversed.
The book starts off when some of the dinosaurs have escaped formthe island. John Hammond invites a group of scientists to the park. He alsoinvites his grandchildren. Denis Nedry took a bribe from a rival company to getsamples of Dinosaur DNA. In order to make his escape, he turns the power off,even the electric fences. All hell breaks loose when the humans try to warn aboat that it’s transporting Dinosaurs to the mainland, and run away from them atthe same time. III.
The Significance of the Book to the Student. This book hadplenty of significance in it, even though a lot of the elements that weresignificant were hidden. First of all this book thought us a few basic thingsabout DNA. How it’s the building blocks of life, and stuff can be cloned. Likethat sheep, Dolly. Also it taught us what some scientific practices were aboutwhen different scientists visited the island. Suchexamples are paleontologists,paleobotanists, and mathematicians. 1 other thing that this book teaches thestudent is that it is a prime example of the differences between the movie andthe book.
And yes, the book was better. IV. Evaluation of the Book. Personally,I thought this was a great book. When I saw the movie, it was a blast. I lovedthe movie, but when I read the book for the first time I was blown away.
Thishas been the second time I’ve read it and I must say it hasn’t lost his touch.When I read the book the first time I was rooting for the different charactersand all, and the second time I read it, it still kept those same elements. Itstill had it’s flavor. That’s what I loved about this book. There is one thing Imust recommend about this book though. Read it as something for fun, not forschool.
And go at your own pace, but read a lot, it’s a big book. The experienceof the book it much better then.Book Reports