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Book report on micheal crichtons lost world

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Title: The Lost World

Author: Michael Crichton

Characters: The main character in the book is Ian Malcolm,

a middle aged mathematician and a little bit of an explorer.

The man who set up the exploration, Richard Levine, is a rich and

reckless yet well known adventurer who spends a lot of his time

and money exploring different places around the world and helps

at a middle school to give students of ideas of careers in science.

Sarah Harding is a zoologist who was hired to possibly deal with

some of the animals. Jack Thorne is the man who made all of the

special equipment the group is taking with them and he went along

to help and show everyone how to and operate most of the



My book is about how Richard Levine tries to and does find

the InGen corporation's second dinosaur island which he had been

searching for and trying to locate for years. The second island is

only a few hundred miles away from the original , and they both

were abandoned when a freak and tragic incident left nearly

everyone on both islands dead. Not many people who knew about

the second island survived so it took him a long time to find one

of the old employees of InGen and get him to tell him about and

the location of the island. With his information Levine made a

team of five people to take to the island himself, Ian Malcolm

Sarah Harding, Jack Thorne, and Eddie Carr, the top employee of

Thorne. They were going to leave in two weeks when Thorne

finds out that Levine has left for the island early wanting to be

the first one to "officially" find it. He and the small crew of

people he took with him were attacked and all but Levine were

killed. He would be found later. The team left for the island soon

after to try and find him. Unknown to anyone, two of Levine's

students at the middle school where he helps, sneaked into the

cargo of the plane and went to the island with them. His two star

pupils, Kelly and Arby really wanted to go when he told them that

he was going on an exploration in the Caribbean to an unknown


Almost as soon as they got to the island Kelly and Arby

were found and everyone realized that they shouldn't but were

going to have to stay the whole expedition. At the time they

didn't mind. They later set up base and took the Explorer they

brought to look around. They followed an old jeep trail past a

Tyrannosaurus Rex nest and saw it's two owners which they very

carefully avoided. After they left the nest they found Levine who

had been living in trees trying to avoid the wild beasts who wanted

to devour him. Afterwards they returned to the trailer to treat his

injuries and later that evening returned to the T-Rex nest to

examine it. The parents were gone and the babies and eggs were

there alone. Levine went to the nest and looked at the toddlers.

They had little bodies with oversized heads but weren't very shy.

One got too close to Levine and he accidentally stepped on it's

foot. It landed whimpering in pain loudly and he then heard the

loud mom and dad coming. He grabbed the child, held it's mouth

shut, got in the car, and headed for the trailer quickly. Malcolm

sedated the baby and with the help of Sarah made a special cast for

it's leg out of some of the medical supplies but after the baby

awoke it wasn't happy. It screeched loudly for a short while and

the parents promptly arrived. They almost destroyed the trailer but

got their child back.

The group later found an abandoned building left from when

the dinosaurs were actually controlled and were forced to stay

there. In it was a computer. Arby the whiz on this found the old

system running program. Now he had access to the few working

cameras left on the island and also to some detailed maps. They

had two dangerous nights there following this but on the fourth

night they found a way out of this death trap. After hours of

studying the maps, and thinking they found it. A small building

about the size of a two car garage was sitting by the river leading

to the ocean. They determined that it was a boat house. Before

they got a chance to celebrate and try to make their way towards it

one of the already familiar group of raptors showed up. They were

poking around their truck until they tried to enter the building

when they saw Thorne. He was trying to lock the door without

being detected but he wasn't Ian and Sarah helped hold it. Arby

and Sarah were looking for some sort of hidden or previously

undetected way out. They found it. It was a trap door under the

computer desk which led to a maintenance tunnel. It was cramped

but they were out. They waited until the raptors left until they

took the now beat up, and low on gas explorer to the boat house.

Inside the rusty old shack was their savior. It was an old but

functional boat which they could take to the closest island of

Puerto Cortes`. Practically the only good to come of this was that

Levine got what he wanted. Arby and him set up a connection

from the computer in the building, which had access to all the files

and cameras on the island, to Levine's laptop. He could watch and

record all the footage he wanted until all the cameras went out.

What did you learn from it, did it inspire you, or what

impression did it make on you?

I learned a lot of new things about dinosaurs like some of the

predictions about they're behaviors, and the way they lived.

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