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The science of Michael Crichton : an unauthorized exploration into the real science behind the fictional worlds of Michael Crichton

Author: Kevin R Grazier
Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, 2008.
Series: Science of pop culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As each new Michael Crichton book grazes the cutting edge of scientific technology, this innovative guide serves to expose the plausibility behind the inventions of Crichton's thrilling fiction. This fascinating analysis puts Crichton's novels to the test, examining shocking developments--regarding dinosaur cloning, global warming, nanotechnology, time travel, animal behavior, and human genetics--and revealing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Science of Michael Crichton.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, 2008
(OCoLC)608390642
Online version:
Science of Michael Crichton.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, 2008
(OCoLC)608574601
Named Person: Michael Crichton; Michael Crichton; Michael Crichton; Michael Crichton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin R Grazier
ISBN: 1933771321 9781933771328
OCLC Number: 154744330
Description: x, 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Andromeda strain / Sergio Pistoi --
Virtual reality and man-machine interface in Disclosure and The terminal man / Ray Kurzweil --
Shock to the system / Steven Gulie --
Neanderthals and wendols / Ian Tattersall --
Primate behavior and misbehavior in Michael Crichton's Congo / Dario Maestripieri --
We still can't clone dinosaurs / Sandy Becker --
Crichton travels in time / Joel Shurkin --
Be afraid. Be very afraid.: Michael Crichton's State of fear / David Lawrence --
Science comes second in next / Phill Jones.
Series Title: Science of pop culture series.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin R. Grazier.
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Abstract:

As each new Michael Crichton book grazes the cutting edge of scientific technology, this innovative guide serves to expose the plausibility behind the inventions of Crichton's thrilling fiction. This fascinating analysis puts Crichton's novels to the test, examining shocking developments--regarding dinosaur cloning, global warming, nanotechnology, time travel, animal behavior, and human genetics--and revealing the validity of the science behind them (or lack thereof). Exposing the truth behind the miracles and nightmares Crichton describes in his work, this tell-all resource dissects the science at the heart of each of his bestselling novels.

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