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Hardcover Jurassic Park Book

ISBN: 0394588169

ISBN13: 9780394588162

Jurassic Park

(Book #1 in the Jurassic Park Series)

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An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Creatures once extinct now roam Jurassic Park, soon-to-be opened as a theme park. Until something goes wrong...and science proves a dangerous toy.... "Wonderful...Powerful." THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD

Customer Reviews

12 ratings

Great mix of science and mystery

This book starts out strong but the end is a cop out to get you to buy the second book. But it's a great mix of science and mystery.

Nothing if not better than the movie

I throughly enjoyed reading every bit of the book. The book dives in the characters and there is so much more to the book than is included in the movie. I think the book is appropriate for all ages. I would suggest it to High school aged kids and older. It dives more into the genetics of Jurassic Park as well, so you get a more inside scoop on how the Dinosaurs are made in the book.


Love Michael Chriton, and I'm excited to finally read this book. I bought the "acceptable" condition and I'm very pleased with the quality. I will definitely be ordering again.

Evan better than the movie

The book is even better than the movie and Jurassic Park was one of my favorite movies. This perfect blend of scifi, horror and suspense makes for Michael Crichton's best work. RIP.

Jurassic park is one of my favorite Michael Crichton books


Loved this book!

Couldn't put it down!


A thrilling reminder to respect nature that's just as relevant today as the day it was published! Keeps you on the edge of your seat and really makes you think.

Chaos theory

I learn a new concept in every Chrichton book. And it adds so much to the story. There's even a mathematic formula representing chaos theory on each chapter, expanding and warping. He's amazing and so is Jurassic Park.


I couldn't put it down!

One of Crichton's Best?

It's been a few years since I've read this book, but it still stands out to me as one of my favorite works of (modern) fiction. This book is very fast paced and when I read it, I had a really hard time putting it down. I read it cover to cover almost non-stop. I can imagine this book becoming a little more popular again with all the talk of cloning going on and while the ideas in this book are far-fetched, I'm sure it will help some people make opinions on whether or not cloning is good or bad. So, if you're looking for a great, faced paced sci-fi thriller, you may want to pick up Jurassic Park. I also feel the book is much better than the movie despite the fact that Spielberg directed JP in 1991. The story line is MUCH more devolped and the ending is entirely different! So, if you've seen the movie and liked it and have yet to read the book, I suggest you do - you will definitely enjoy this book.

Best book I've read!

I've searching for an equal to this book but the closest I've read is the sequel! You've got to read this book! You won't regret it!

One of the best I've ever read

This is one great book. This book has some great characters, storylines, and is indeed very intense. The characters are dynamic and the storyline is ever-changing. The sequel to Jurassic Park, The Lost World answers many questions. If you have a few spare moments a day, you'll make it at least half an hour of spare time a day. You WILL READ THIS BOOK! It's that good.

Jurassic Park Mentions in Our Blog

Jurassic Park in The Great American Read on PBS
The Great American Read on PBS
Published by Beth Clark • August 17, 2018
The Great American Read is a PBS series that explores and celebrates the power of reading as the core of an ambitious digital, educational, and community outreach campaign designed to get the country reading and passionately talking about books. One hundred books, to be exact, so as promised, here are books 61–80 on the list!
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