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The Science Of Michael Crichton (cover)

The Science of Michael Crichton is a book written by Sandy Becker and other scientists in 2008. The theme of the book is explained by its subtitle An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind the Fictional Worlds of Michael Crichton. In this book each chapter discusses the science in a novel of Michael Crichton. It was edited by Kevin R. Grazier.

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The front cover of the book features a Tyrannosaurus rex' in a lab coat, holding an Erlenmeyer flask. This gives Jurassic Park idea of recreating dinosaurs a special place among all other discussed subjects. On page 69-84 the chapter We still can't clone dinosaurs discusses the science behind the novels Jurassic Park and The Lost World.


The book mainly discusses how difficult cloning is.