Summary: Jurassic Park


Jurassic Park is divided into seven sections, each with a quote from
Ian Malcolm. He was a mathematician who specialized in the field called
chaos theory, which based itself mainly on nonlinear equations. The first
section follows the paths of several scenes, where in each one, there is
evidence pointing to the appearance of dinosaurs. One of these scenes
included in the very beginning, where a man was flown in to a doctor with
mortal wounds surrounding his body. One of his last words was "raptor",
which meant "bird of prey." Another was when a young girl was bit by a so
called lizard, but the lizard fit closely to the description of a dinosaur.

The second section ties in with the first one, but now the reader is
presented with scientific evidence of living dinosaurs. Here the reader is
given a little insight of the background to the situation, as Bob Morris,
part of the EPA, reveals information that InGen had three Cray XMP\'s
shipped to Costa Rica, which were very powerful supercomputers, and 24
Hoods, which were automated gene sequencers. Later on, the carcass of a
dinosaur, which was found near the sight where the young girl was bit, was
sent to a lab to be examined, and it was identified as a Procompsognathus,
thought to be extinct for millions of years. The scientists who witnessed
the evidence, Ellie Sattler and Alan Grant, both foremost in the fields of
paleontology, were soon requested to fly down to a private island off of
Costa Rica by John Hammond, founder of InGen. A little later on in the
second section, the story unfolds somewhat, when the scene shifts to a
meeting of the Biosyn Corporation of Cupertino, where they explain that
InGen was cloning dinosaurs. The Biosyn company then hires Lewis Dodgson,
an scientists who worked at InGen, to help them steal dinosaur embryo\'s for
them. He starts off toward Costa Rica as Ellie and Grant arrive in Jurassic
Park, and get their first glimpses of the dinosaurs.

The third section begins with Ellie and Grant about to tour the park.
They are joined by two children, the grandchildren of Hammond, Tim and Lex
Murphy. Tim was only eleven but he knew a lot about dinosaurs because he
was very interested in them. The small group is first taken on a tour
through the main building of the park by Mr. Regis, head of Public
Relations. Here is when Regis explains the process in which the dinosaurs
where able to be cloned. He explained that to obtain full strands of
dinosaur DNA, they extracted the blood from ancient insects, hoping to find
biting insects which still had dinosaur DNA within them. Regis then takes
them to a room where the Cray super computers are busily working, repairing
broken DNA segments. Then they arrive in the fertilization room, and then
the hatchery. Later, they are taken to the control room, where almost all
the park functions could be maintained. The main computer sustained
accurate numbers and locations of all the dinosaurs in the park, motion
detectors where set up throughout the park, and video cameras. So it was
virtually a foolproof system. After leaving the control room, the visitors
climb aboard Toyota Land Cruisers, which acted as the mode of
transportation throughout the park. They move along the park, looking at
Dilophosaurus, Triceratops, and the ferocious Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Everything was going all as planned, but as Ian Malcolm had predicted,
things started to go wrong. First, back at control, they did scans around
the park and found out that the dinosaurs were breeding, something they
were genetically not able to do. Next, Alan, and the kids saw that a group
of raptors, fierce predators, were about to board a ship headed toward the
mainland. But at that exact time it began to rain and Dennis Nedry, hired
by Lewis Dodgson to steal the embryo\'s, shut down the main power to the
main computer. This started a chain reaction that escalated to the
destruction of the entire park.

And so begins the fourth section of the novel. When Nedry had shut off
the main computer, all the electricity in the park went down as well. This
was bad timing, because Alan, and the kids were trapped in the Land
Cruisers right next to the T-Rex pin. And because the electricity was out,
the fences all around the park were not electric, which allowed the animals
to get free. And this meant bad news for Alan and the group since they knew
that the Tyrannasaurus