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⥝ Get Jurassic Park: A Novel online ⦚ E-Pub Author Michael Crichton 䖢 ⥝ Get Jurassic Park: A Novel online ⦚ E-Pub Author Michael Crichton 䖢 ALMOST PARADISEMike Bowman whistled cheerfully as he drove the Land Rover through the Cabo Blanco Biological Reserve, on the west coast of Costa Rica It was a beautiful morning in July, and the road before him was spectacular hugging the edge of a cliff, overlooking the jungle and the blue Pacific According to the guidebooks, Cabo Blanco was unspoiled wilderness, almost a paradise Seeing it now made Bowman feel as if the vacation was back on track.Bowman, a thirty six year old real estate developer from Dallas, had come to Costa Rica with his wife and daughter for a two week holiday The trip had actually been his wifes idea for weeks Ellen had filled his ear about the wonderful national parks of Costa Rica, and how good it would be for Tina to see them Then, when they arrived, it turned out Ellen had an appointment to see a plastic surgeon in San Jose That was the first Mike Bowman had heard about the excellent and inexpensive plastic surgery available in Costa Rica, and all the luxurious private clinics in San Jose.Of course theyd had a huge fight Mike felt shed lied to him, and she had And he put his foot down about this plastic surgery business Anyway, it was ridiculous, Ellen was only thirty, and she was a beautiful woman Hell, shed been Homecoming Queen her senior year at Rice, and that was not even ten years earlier But Ellen tended to be insecure, and worried And it seemed as if in recent years she had mostly worried about losing her looks.That, and everything else.The Land Rover bounced in a pothole, splashing mud Seated beside him, Ellen said, Mike, are you sure this is the right road We havent seen any other people for hours.There was another car fifteen minutes ago, he reminded her Remember, the blue one Going the other wayDarling, you wanted a deserted beach, he said, and thats what youre going to get.Ellen shook her head doubtfully I hope youre right.Yeah, Dad, I hope youre right, said Christina, from the backseat She was eight years old.Trust me, Im right He drove in silence a moment Its beautiful, isnt it Look at that view Its beautiful.Its okay, Tina said.Ellen got out a compact and looked at herself in the mirror, pressing under her eyes She sighed, and put the compact away.The road began to descend, and Mike Bowman concentrated on driving Suddenly a small black shape flashed across the road and Tina shrieked, Look Look Then it was gone, into the jungle.What was it Ellen asked A monkey Maybe a squirrel monkey, Bowman said.Can I count it Tina said, taking her pencil out She was keeping a list of all the animals she had seen on her trip, as a project for school.I dont know, Mike said doubtfully.Tina consulted the pictures in the guidebook I dont think it was a squirrel monkey, she said I think it was just another howler They had seen several howler monkeys already on their trip.Hey, she said, brightly According to this book, the beaches of Cabo Blanco are frequented by a variety of wildlife, including howler and white faced monkeys, three toed sloths, and coatimundis You think well see a three toed sloth, Dad I bet we do.Really Just look in the mirror.Very funny, Dad.The road sloped downward through the jungle, toward the ocean.Mike Bowman felt like a hero when they finally reached the beach a two mile crescent of white sand, utterly deserted He parked the Land Rover in the shade of the palm trees that fringed the beach, and got out the box lunches Ellen changed into her bathing suit, saying, Honestly, I dont know how Im going to get this weight off.You look great, hon Actually, he felt that she was too thin, but he had learned not to mention that.Tina was already running down the beach.Dont forget you need your sunscreen, Ellen called.Later, Tina shouted, over her shoulder Im going to see if theres a sloth.Ellen Bowman looked around at the beach, and the trees You think shes all right Honey, theres nobody here for miles, Mike said.What about snakes Oh, for Gods sake, Mike Bowman said Theres no snakes on a beach.Well, there might be.Honey, he said firmly Snakes are cold blooded Theyre reptiles They cant control their body temperature Its ninety degrees on that sand If a snake came out, itd be cooked Believe me Theres no snakes on the beach He watched his daughter scampering down the beach, a dark spot on the white sand Let her go Let her have a good time.He put his arm around his wifes waist.Tina ran until she was exhausted, and then she threw herself down on the sand and gleefully rolled to the waters edge The ocean was warm, and there was hardly any surf at all She sat for a while, catching her breath, and then she looked back toward her parents and the car, to see how far she had come.Her mother waved, beckoning her to return Tina waved back cheerfully, pretending she didnt understand Tina didnt want to put sunscreen on And she didnt want to go back and hear her mother talk about losing weight She wanted to stay right here, and maybe see a sloth.Tina had seen a sloth two days earlier at the zoo in San Jose It looked like a Muppets character, and it seemed harmless In any case, it couldnt move fast she could easily outrun it.Now her mother was calling to her, and Tina decided to move out of the sun, back from the water, to the shade of the palm trees In this part of the beach, the palm trees overhung a gnarled tangle of mangrove roots, which blocked any attempt to penetrate inland Tina sat in the sand and kicked the dried mangrove leaves She noticed many bird tracks in the sand Costa Rica was famous for its birds The guidebooks said there were three times as many birds in Costa Rica as in all of America and Canada.In the sand, some of the three toed bird tracks were small, and so faint they could hardly be seen Other tracks were large, and cut deeper in the sand Tina was looking idly at the tracks when she heard a chirping, followed by a rustling in the mangrove thicket.Did sloths make a chirping sound Tina didnt think so, but she wasnt sure The chirping was probably some ocean bird She waited quietly, not moving, hearing the rustling again, and finally she saw the source of the sounds A few yards away, a lizard emerged from the mangrove roots and peered at her.Tina held her breath A new animal for her list The lizard stood up on its hind legs, balancing on its thick tail, and stared at her Standing like that, it was almost a foot tall, dark green with brown stripes along its back Its tiny front legs ended in little lizard fingers that wiggled in the air The lizard cocked its head as it looked at her.Tina thought it was cute Sort of like a big salamander She raised her hand and wiggled her fingers back.The lizard wasnt frightened It came toward her, walking upright on its hind legs It was hardly bigger than a chicken, and like a chicken it bobbed its head as it walked Tina thought it would make a wonderful pet.She noticed that the lizard left three toed tracks that looked exactly like bird tracks The lizard came closer to Tina She kept her body still, not wanting to frighten the little animal She was amazed that it would come so close, but she remembered that this was a national park All the animals in the park would know that they were protected This lizard was probably tame Maybe it even expected her to give it some food Unfortunately she didnt have any Slowly, Tina extended her hand, palm open, to show she didnt have any food.The lizard paused, cocked his head, and chirped.Sorry, Tina said I just dont have anything.And then, without warning, the lizard jumped up onto her outstretched hand Tina could feel its little toes pinching the skin of her palm, and she felt the surprising weight of the animals body pressing her arm down.And then the lizard scrambled up her arm, toward her face.I just wish I could see her, Ellen Bowman said, squinting in the sunlight Thats all Just see her.Im sure shes fine, Mike said, picking through the box lunch packed by the hotel There was unappetizing grilled chicken, and some kind of a meat filled pastry Not that Ellen would eat any of it.You dont think shed leave the beach Ellen said.No, hon, I dont.I feel so isolated here, Ellen said.I thought thats what you wanted, Mike Bowman said.I did.Well, then, whats the problem I just wish I could see her, is all, Ellen said.Then, from down the beach, carried by the wind, they heard their daughters voice She was screaming.PUNTARENASI think she is quite comfortable now, Dr Cruz said, lowering the plastic flap of the oxygen tent around Tina as she slept Mike Bowman sat beside the bed, close to his daughter Mike thought Dr Cruz was probably pretty capable he spoke excellent English, the result of training at medical centers in London and Balti Dr Cruz radiated competence, and the Clinica Santa Maria, the modern hospital in Puntarenas, was spotless and efficient.But, even so, Mike Bowman felt nervous There was no getting around the fact that his only daughter was desperately ill, and they were far from home.When Mike had first reached Tina, she was screaming hysterically Her whole left arm was bloody, covered with a profusion of small bites, each the size of a thumbprint And there were flecks of sticky foam on her arm, like a foamy saliva.He carried her back down the beach Almost immediately her arm began to redden and swell Mike would not soon forget the frantic drive back to civilization, the four wheel drive Land Rover slipping and sliding up the muddy track into the hills, while his daughter screamed in fear and pain, and her arm grew bloated and red Long before they reached the park boundaries, the swelling had spread to her neck, and then Tina began to have trouble breathing.Shell be all right now Ellen said, staring through the plastic oxygen tent.I believe so, Dr Cruz said I have given her another dose of steroids, and her breathing is much easier And you can see the edema in her arm is greatly reduced.Mike Bowman said, About those bitesWe have no identification yet, the doctor said I myself havent seen bites like that before But youll notice they are disappearing Its already quite difficult to make them out Fortunately I have taken photographs for reference And I have washed her arm to collect some samples of the sticky saliva one for analysis here, a second to send to the labs in San Jose, and the third we will keep frozen in case it is needed Do you have the picture she made Yes, Mike Bowman said He handed the doctor the sketch that Tina had drawn, in response to questions from the admitting officials.This is the animal that bit her Dr Cruz said, looking at the picture.Yes, Mike Bowman said She said it was a green lizard, the size of a chicken or a crow.I dont know of such a lizard, the doctor said She has drawn it standing on its hind legs.Thats right, Mike Bowman said She said it walked on its hind legs.Dr Cruz frowned He stared at the picture a while longer I am not an expert Ive asked for Dr Guitierrez to visit us here He is a senior researcher at the Reserva Biologica de Carara, which is across the bay Perhaps he can identify the animal for us.Isnt there someone from Cabo Blanco Bowman asked Thats where she was bitten.Unfortunately not, Dr Cruz said Cabo Blanco has no permanent staff, and no researcher has worked there for some time You were probably the first people to walk on that beach in several months But I am sure you will find Dr Guitierrez to be knowledgeable.Dr Guitierrez turned out to be a bearded man wearing khaki shorts and shirt The surprise was that he was American He was introduced to the Bowmans, saying in a soft Southern accent, Mr and Mrs Bowman, how you doing, nice to meet you, and then explaining that he was a field biologist from Yale who had worked in Costa Rica for the last five years Marty Guitierrez examined Tina thoroughly, lifting her arm gently, peering closely at each of the bites with a penlight, then measuring them with a small pocket ruler After a while, Guitierrez stepped away, nodding to himself as if he had understood something He then inspected the Polaroids, and asked several questions about the saliva, which Cruz told him was still being tested in the lab.Finally he turned to Mike Bowman and his wife, waiting tensely I think Tinas going to be fine I just want to be clear about a few details, he said, making notes in a precise hand Your daughter says she was bitten by a green lizard, approximately one foot high, which walked upright onto the beach from the mangrove swamp Thats right, yes.And the lizard made some kind of a vocalization Tina said it chirped, or squeaked.Like a mouse, would you say Yes.Well, then, Dr Guitierrez said, I know this lizard He explained that, of the six thousand species of lizards in the world, no than a dozen species walked upright Of those species, only four were found in Latin America And judging by the coloration, the lizard could be only one of the four I am sure this lizard was a Basiliscus amoratus, a striped basilisk lizard, found here in Costa Rica and also in Honduras Standing on their hind legs, they are sometimes as tall as a foot.Are they poisonous No, Mrs Bowman Not at all Guitierrez explained that the swelling in Tinas arm was an allergic reaction According to the literature, fourteen percent of people are strongly allergic to reptiles, he said, and your daughter seems to be one of them.She was screaming, she said it was so painful.Probably it was, Guitierrez said Reptile saliva contains serotonin, which causes tremendous pain He turned to Cruz Her blood pressure came down with antihistamines Yes, Cruz said Promptly.Serotonin, Guitierrez said No question.Still, Ellen Bowman remained uneasy But why would a lizard bite her in the first placeMichael Crichtons dinosaurs are genuinely frightening Chicago Sun TimesWonderful powerful The Washington Post Book WorldFrighteningly real compelling Itll keep you riveted The Detroit News Full of suspense The New York Times Book Review Jurassic Park film Wikipedia Jurassic is a American science fiction adventure directed by Steven Spielberg and produced Kathleen Kennedy Gerald R MolenThe first installment in the franchise, it based on novel of same name Michael Crichton screenplay written David KoeppThe set fictional island Isla Nublar, located off Central an media franchise centered disastrous attempt to create theme park cloned dinosaursIt began when Universal Pictures Amblin Entertainment bought rights before was even published The book successful, as s adaptation, which led four sequels, although IMDb Directed With Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough During preview tour, suffers major power breakdown that allows its dinosaur exhibits run amok A Novel This perfect blend reality imagination I applaud this concept solid well reasonable includes all character perspectives, find little confusing at times, but does awesome job telling story Watch Prime Video far below above Lost World II It provides decent characters excellent dinosaurs entertain new viewer Movies, Trailers, Games More Official website for World, with videos, games, movie information, news sequel coming theaters Box Office Mojo Dec , summary box office results, charts release information related links Wikipdia Park, ou Le Parc jurassique au Qubec et Nouveau Brunswick, est un amricain d aventure de ralis par Spielberg, sorti en il adapt du roman mme nom paru dveloppement commenc avant que le livre soit publi t engag pour contribuer script, qui Movie Review Film Summary Howards End Roger Ebert James Ivory Ballad Narayama Japanese great beauty elegant artifice, startling cruelty JURASSIC Koepp upon adaption Malia Scotch Marmo December EXT JUNGLE NIGHT AnThe Site Crichton legacy man, author, filmmaker, doctor, teacher, visionary, very much alive important today Michael John k r n October November screenwriter, director producer best known his work fiction, thriller, medical genres His books have sold over born Chicago, Illinois, grew up Roslyn, New York father journalist encouraged him write type Books Author Park has Goodreads ratings most popular Chicago novels include Next, State Fear, Prey, Timeline, Andromeda Strain Home Facebook Today we are looking back Dragon Teeth returns world paleontology fun exciting Wild West during golden age fossil hunting one successful novelists generation, admired meticulous scientific research fast paced narrative Director, Producer, Author, Television author sci fi thrillers book, highest grossing films history Dies Times Nov Crichton, blockbuster died Complete List Books Year were paced, often cautionary sometimes controversial If you wondering what wrote, complete list organized year they he wrote under pen names like Lange, Jeffrey Hudson, Douglas Jurassic Park: A Novel

 

    • Jurassic Park: A Novel
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    • Michael Crichton
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    • 09 June 2017

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