Jurassic Park/The Lost World (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

Jurassic Park/The Lost World (Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions)

by Michael Crichton

Hardcover(Bonded Leather Edition)

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From master thriller writer Michael Crichton: Two imaginative masterpieces of speculative science, full of adventure and larger-than-life characters. In Jurassic Park, scientists of today clone dinosaurs of the prehistoric past to serve as attractions in a modern theme park. When a rival biogenetic firm attempts to steal the scientists secret, the stage is set for a nightmare of science and dinosaurs run amok. The Lost World picks up the story six years later, with scientists scrambling to find the jungle island that served as the dinosaur production factory for Jurassic Park. Once again, rivalry and subterfuge combine to create life-threatening dangers for the scientists, who must contend with the rampaging dinosaurs as well as their cutthroat competitors.

This volume contains the full text of both of Michael Crichton's bestselling novels. Featuring a beautifully stamped bonded leather cover, gilt edging, colorful endpapers, and a satin-ribbon bookmark, this collectible edition is a fine addition to any home library.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307291844
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Series: Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions Series
Edition description: Bonded Leather Edition
Pages: 832
Sales rank: 1,034
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.69(d)

About the Author

Michael Crichton (1942-2008) was an American author, physician, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his science fiction, thrillers, and medical fiction. He attended college and medical school at Harvard and published his first novel in 1966. It was not until his 1969 novel,The Adromeda Strain, that he became widely known. The book was adapted into a film in 1971. A number of his other books were adapted into films, including Congo, Jurassic Park, and Eaters of the Dead. His book Micro was published posthumously after being completed by Richard Preston.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 23, 1942

Date of Death:

November 4, 2008

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Place of Death:

Los Angeles, California


B.A.. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1964; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1969

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Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics Jurassic Park/The Lost World (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classics) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, this is an extremely beautiful copy of both Jurassic Park and The Lost World. The pages are significantly thinner than that of their original prints, which is perfectly acceptable since both novels were bound together.  Now onto the biggest problem: the red on the cover bleeds. BADLY. It pains me to say I had to retire this copy to the shelves only after 2 weeks of having it. The red ink used on the cover can get loosened up if  you hold the book in your hand, or if you position it in your lap, and touching it will smear the ink all over the white leather and get all over your fingers. With this, I am extremely disappointed.  Other wise, if you're going to buy it to complete or expand your B&N Leatherbounds, or to buy it for your Jurassic Park collection, then by all means, do. Though, the only way I would suggest reading this is on a table without touching the covers.
SusanVT More than 1 year ago
I do love Michael Crichton and I looked forward to receiving it. About half way through the book I noticed that my fingers were red and saw that the red on the cover and back was running. A disappointment for sure.
OzarksGB More than 1 year ago
I was about to leave Barnes and Noble last night and turned my head and saw this....and knew immediately I was buying it. This edition of the novels is amazingly done. The cover is perfect......it keeps with the color scheme and simplicity of the original releases of Jurassic Park and The Lost World, but has a new designed look, which I love. Whoever designed the cover....you're awesome! The pages are also lined in silver which makes this edition even more impressive looking. I have a first edition of Jurassic Park and The Lost World, and this was still a must-buy. I would have paid the $20 price for just one of these novels done in this way. If you haven't read Jurassic Park or The Lost World, you are missing some of Michael Crichton's best work. And if you've just seen the movies, you're missing a lot of story to Jurassic Park....and you're not even touching The Lost World. The movie is NOTHING like the novel! Needless to say, I highly recommend this. Thank you Barnes and Noble!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for a new edition to the Barnes And Noble Leatherbound Classics and it's finally here!
Anonymous 9 months ago
I am a life long Jurassic Park fan. I used to think the movies were the best but I have come to know the Jurassic Park Novels give much more than the movies in characters and detail. This thing is deep and give the adventure of a life time. I maybe a movie guy but I love books too and this collection is great. To have both stories in one collection is truly wonderful. Jurassic Park and The Lost World are two of the best stories ever written. This collection is so lovely. I love the quality of the book's hard cover, shiny pages, and bookmark. It is an awesome edition to my Jurassic Park Collection. No Jurassic Park fan should be without the books that started it all. It is a winner. I love my copy. My aunt gifted to me for my birthday. I read them in high school and listened to them in the audio form but to read it is really amazing. If you have not read the original source material that the movies are based off; you need to read them. Full of thrills and chills and amazing dinosaur action. I give it a big thumbs up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many details are in this book that are not in the movies. I am a huge fan of the Jurassic Park films and I recommend this beautiful book to anyone who loves Jurassic Park.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
goods: superb book easy to read because of big characters red stripes to recover where you left off a really sturdy and cover to pass through the years and protect the pages bads: red ink stick to your hands and fingers when holded a long time especially when your the kind to have sweaty hands so i recommend a sticky clear cover to protect it overall im happy with this book
Kattalog More than 1 year ago
I've read these books before but I'm very happy with his purchase. The book is in great condition and even comes with a bookmark!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful Edition, I can confirm what others have said. The red on the back cover runs and smears if your hands are moist from sweat while reading. Also the pages on mine have a yellow color and smell like pine
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting book, and a good edition, but the red ink on the cover bleeds very badly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The copy that I bought a couple of months ago doesn't bleed... Just thought I'd mention that since some people may be put off by the comments others have written. Beautiful edition.
RSdaCat More than 1 year ago
Buy it in some other format!!! Please keep in mind that the actual reading matterial is still FABULOUS... Crichton is/was a GENIUS! and Jurassic Park is one of his best. But that is not why you are shelling out the bucks to buy this particular book. Georgeous to look at, but dont even think about actually reading this, I got into a few chapters before I saw it...Malcom would say that that was inevitable...and predictably by then, it was too late. Red from the cover had bled all over my hands, leaving red fingerprints all over the pages, and turning the cover pink. The whole secondary purpose of shelling out the bucks for "this" version was lost to disaster. The asthetic value is toast. I am really angry that B&N made this wonderful park without a modicum of respect for natural la... I mean book, made this beautiful book, without considering that people might want to ---READ--- it.
TommyBoy1834 More than 1 year ago
My favorite child hood movie has been Jurassic Park and for many years. And still today I hold it up there in my top 5 favorites, but this book offers so much more that the movie never told. I'm almost finished with the first novel out of two in the book now, and it has been a new exciting experience. The quality of the book is made well. It will look like on a shelf for display.
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Very thrilling but not at all like the movies.
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schs More than 1 year ago
Jurassic Park the Lost World is one of the best books and most interesting book I have ever read. The main characters are interesting like their backstories are great. Also what the characters do to survive in this island forgotten by time. The main characters consist of Ian Malcolm, Arby, Kelly, Dr. Levine, Sarah Harding, Eddie, Thorne, Howard King, and Lewis Dodgson. Arby and Kelly are both Dr. Levine’s students. He had to be a teacher for community service because he was caught drunk driving. Ian Malcolm is a successful business man. Thorne and Eddie are both car makers and salesman. Dr. Levine asks Thorne to make an armored van before he goes on an expedition. Sarah Harding is a woman who studies African animals; she is also Kelly’s role model. After Dr. Levine explored an island off the coast of Costa Rica and goes missing, Ian and Thorne get worried. They ask the kids if they knew where he was. After finding some clues Ian, Thorne, and Eddie go off to find Levine. They tell the kids to go home, but Arby and Kelly sneak into a closet on the van and hide there. Ian calls Sarah, who is on an expedition, to come to the island with them. She arrives in Costa Rica and meets Lewis Dodgson and King. All three of them go to the island, when suddenly some waves hit them and Sarah goes overboard. King and Dodgson keep going to the island without even trying to save her. This book is for dinosaur and sci-fi (science fiction) lovers. The gruesome display of dinosaurs eating and chewing the bones of its victims is amazing. How when you think the exciting part is over, but something worse just appears. Also how it tells you a t-rex can still see its prey if it’s not moving. Dr. Levine says it’s absurd how a t-rex can’t see when something isn’t moving because a prey’s first instinct would be to stand still. He says it in a more scientific way though. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did. Enjoy.
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Jurassic Park is my favorite book, and I love having this amazing copy of it. I'm not a huge fan of the Lost World, because it isn't as good as Jurassic Park, but I still love my leatherbound copy of both of them!
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