The Lost World: Jurassic Park

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Jake Mongin

Mr. Hyde

English II Pre-AP, Period 1


The Lost World

Michael Crichton

Have you ever had to re-visit one of your greatest fears, even though it was for the greater good? In the novel, The Lost World by Michael Crichton, that's just what Dr. Ian Malcolm had to do, but it involved deadly man-eating dinosaurs. Six years after the events of the first book of the duo, Jurassic Park, in which a company called InGen, which stands for International Genetic Technologies, created a dinosaur themed theme park- with real dinosaurs. Led by billionaire John Hammond on the fictional remote island Isla Nublar, the theme park remained secret from the general public except for a team sent to 'test drive' the park, paleontologists Alan Grant, Ellie Sattler and John Hammonds grandchildren Tim and Alexis. Malcolm, also part of the team, was pessimistic about the whole thing, being that some dinosaurs ate flesh, and we, as humans, are made of flesh, and wanted to be sure about the safety of the park.

After a spy from another company tried to make off with the codes behind the whole operation on Isla Nublar, he shut down the power to the park in order to escape in the disaster that followed only to be killed himself. Now, after almost six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end- the dinosaurs destroyed, and the park dismantled, sightings of unidentifiable creatures showing up on the Costa Rican shore, and a second island that harbored the dinosaurs has been revealed, Malcolm is tasked with going back to find out exactly what is happening to the animals that tried to kill him.

Ian Malcolm was a mathematician at the University of Texas in Austin who...