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Brief History

Jurassic Park is the official name of the theme park created by John Hammond to house his genetically re-created dinosaurs so that the entire world could come and witness these creatures that had been extinct for so long. The park is located on Isla Nublar but a second island was revealed named Isla Sorna were most of the work creating the cloned dinosaurs happened before they were moved over to Isla Nublar to live in the park.

Jurassic Park was destroyed during a large storm by a combination of the weather and sabotage by Dennis Nedry so he could steal DNA samples to sell to a rival company. Nedry's sabotage resulted in the main facility entering security lock down and when InGen staff tried to disable it by restarting the power all power was lost to the entire park letting many of the dinosaurs out. Some of the dinosaurs ran amok killing staff and visitors and eventually a few survivors were rescued and the island was left to the dinosaurs.

Other Media


Jurassic Park

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An astonishing technique for recovering and cloning dinosaur DNA has been discovered. Now, one of mankind's most thrilling fantasies has comes true. Creatures extinct for eons now roam Jurassic Park with their awesome presence and profound mystery, and all the world can visit them-- for a price.

Until something goes wrong...

In JURASSIC PARK Michael Crichton taps all his mesmerizing talent and scientific brilliance to create his most electrifying technothriller yet.


  • Hardcover (Knopf, November 1990), ISBN: 0-3945-8816-9
  • Paperback (Ballantine, November 1991), ISBN: 0-3453-7077-5
  • Audiobook (Random House, ?), ISBN: ?

The Lost World

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It is now six years since the secret disaster at Jurassic Park, six years since the extraordinary dream of science and imagination came to a crashing end-- the dinosaurs destroyed, the dismantled, the island indefinitely closed to the public.

There are rumors that something has survived...


  • Hardcover (Knopf, September 1995), ISBN: 0-6794-1946-2
  • Paperback (Ballentine, September 1996), ISBN: 0-345-40288-X
  • Abridged Audiobook (Random House, September 1995), ISBN: 0-6794-4763-6
  • Unabridged Audiobook (Random House, January, 2008), ISBN: 0-7393-5930-4

Video Games

Twenty-three Jurassic Park games have been released on various platforms, for more information visit the Jurassic Park franchise page on Giant Bomb.


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