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Book report on the lost world

Book Report on "The Lost World"


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 vehicles.


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 island.

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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