The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Survival Guide is an 80-page informational book by author David Lewman published by Random House in May 2018 to promote the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in June. It is written in an "in-universe" perspective with small post-it notes by Claire Dearing, Owen Grady, Zia Rodriguez, and Franklin Webb scattered throughout.
The book contains the following sections:
- Pg. 6: Confidential Memo
- Pg. 8: The Island
- Pg. 10: Mission Background
- Pg. 22: Personnel Files
- Pg. 30: Dinosaurs We May Encounter
- Pg. 72: Additional Personnel Files
- Pg. 76: Protective Gear and Transport
- Pg. 80: Final Warning
Most of the book is told from Claire's point of view except for Claire's personnel profile and the comparative size chart in the Dinosaurs We May Encounter section that were created by Zia.
This small section shows a memo written by Claire describing the mission of the DPG and who is on the team.
These pages display the brochure map of Jurassic World and talk about the island and what has happened to it since the park was shut down in 2015.
These pages go through the timeline of events from 1984 to the present year of 2018, bringing up crucial moments throughout the years, such as: InGen's formation, the first successful cloning (a Triceratops), the 1993 Isla Nublar incident, the 1997 and 2001 Isla Sorna incidents, John Hammond's death, and so on.
Profiles describing Owen, Claire, Zia, and Franklin are in this section. The profiles detail the person's background and what they bring to the DPG team.
Dinosaurs We May Encounter
This section contains a comparative size chart and individual dinosaur profiles created by Zia. On the size chart, a post-it note from Zia mentions that InGen "made several of these dinosaurs bigger than their real-life ancestors."
Dinosaurs included in the size chart:
- T. rex
- Velociraptor (Blue)
The Allosaurus and Brachiosaurus do not have their own profile pages. The Pachyrhinosaurus lacks a separate profile as well, although that is explained as a production error. Despite not being featured on the size chart or in the fifth film, the Indominus rex has a profile page depicting a fully grown specimen.
Additional Personnel Files
Protective Gear and Transport
Claire briefly summarizes the safety measures they've taken for the rescue mission, including the armored vehicles and containment units for the dinosaurs. A post-it note from Owen serves to remind everyone to wear their protective vests at all times, and that one tranquilizer dart won't be enough to bring down every species.
This is Claire's last warning to everyone to be especially careful on the mission, that every dinosaur poses a threat and should be treated accordingly.
- On page 15, the excerpt describing the 1997 San Diego incident refers to the escaped adult T. rex as a female, even though it was the male that was brought to the mainland.
- Page 31, the size chart shows the Sinoceratops but labels it Pachyrhinosaurus. The Sinoceratops has a separate species profile, but the Pachyrhinosaurus does not. This is most likely due to the latter being replaced by the former late into production.
- Many of the size chart numbers conflict with the numbers on the individual dinosaur profiles, most notably the T. rex and Mosasaurus.
- Page 70 affirms that Franklin was able to hack into Dr. Wu's old Jurassic World files to find a profile on the Indoraptor and relay this to the other members of the DPG team, despite nobody knowing of the hybrid's existence until seeing it for the first time in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
- This book, along with most other tie-in merchandise, is not considered canon to the films.