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Publisher's Summary

A tale of some of the most amazing creatures ever to grace this tiny planet - unearth how the science fiction of the Jurassic World franchise inspired the evolution of dinosaur science.

It all began in 1993. Jurassic Park was a movie landmark in the development of computer-generated imagery and animatronic visual effects. Jurassic Park became the highest-grossing movie of that year, and the highest-grossing film ever at the time, a record held until the 1997 release of Titanic. The field of dinosaur science has blossomed by leaps and bounds and branched out in recent years, in no small part to this iconic movie series.

In The Science of Jurassic World, we experience the amazing story of the birth of the dinosaurs, how they evolved to world dominance, how some became gargantuan in size, how others grew wings and flew, and how the rest of them met an untimely end. Chapters include:

  • How did Jurassic Park transform dinosaur science?
  • Was Dr. Alan Grant’s job a walk in the park?
  • What’s with the giant dinosaur poop?
  • When will we clone dinosaurs?

And so much more!

Discover how some of cinema’s most incredible creations do justice to the jaw-dropping evolution of these fantastic creatures.

©2021 Mark Brake, Jon Chase (P)2021 Novel Audio

Editorial Review

What are the scientific secrets behind the wonderful world of dinosaurs? Brilliantly narrated by David Doersch, The Science of Jurassic World digs deep into the iconic movie franchise to answer the pressing questions about the terrible lizards. An absolute must for any diehard dino devotee, this listen showcases the Jurassic Park franchise in a new light.

Is it possible to clone dino DNA? Is a T-Rex’s vision really based on movement? Did a Dilophosaurus spit venom before attacking? How big was a Velociraptor? The Jurassic Park movie series has been a box office phenomenon that changed the game, and this fascinating audiobook from Mark Brake and Jon Chase looks into the facts behind the fiction. Dinos are awesome, but the truth is often even weirder than fans realize. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Laura Dern, and the rest might have helped bring dinos into the movie theatre, but these incredible creatures used to run the show.

From Steven Spielberg‘s original Jurassic Park film in 1993 to Jurassic World Dominion in 2022, the Jurassic Park movie franchise (the recent screenplays of which have been written by Colin Trevorrow) has introduced the magic of dinosaurs to a new era of dino fanatics. Characters like Dr. Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and Ellie Sattler have become synonymous with the study of dinosaurs. The Science of Jurassic World is a must-listen for veteran viewers and first-time fans of the Jurassic Park franchise.

Brilliantly narrated by David Doersch, The Science of Jurassic World pulls back the curtain on what the dinos were really like, separating dinosaur facts from fiction without dulling any of the mystique created by the films. Hear about real-world dinosaur DNA discoveries from paleontologists to facts about the Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops that feature in the cult films. Strap in for a wild ride because The Science of Jurassic World is a thrilling listen.

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  • Elaine M. Gustainis
  • 2021-10-05

Author(s) treat their opinion like gods.

I personally like mysteries and romances. with a little a little Sci Fi mixed in. But I finished a really great mystery and decided a little dinosaur facts would be good. Instead of listening to books I already have listened to (I've got Tyrannasaurus Sue in my Library), I decided to try a this book.

It was going along fine and then they started talking about what people used to believe in the old mostly religious times. Now, I know what they believed was based on silly ideas but they were honest in their opinions. The authors treated these people with disrespect and disdain. I thought we'd gone beyond this but it seems not. Then they started talking about other things.

Then they got to the part where they speculated on what President Trump would have done and said if he were dealing with the dinosaurs escaping into the world. I am a Republican. I am NOT a Trump supporter but they had a whole chapter on the Trump's handling of this crisis. It made me feel like they wrote this whole book just to make the President of the United State look like a buffoon! Let's talk about the current nonsense our President is letting happen in the middle east.

They had a some good opinons about what could/should have happened, if not for the two chapters that ruined the whole book. I usually only give a 3 to 5 stars review, I only gave the authors 1 star because I HAD to review this horrible book. I gave the reader a 4 star because he should not be zapped because he read the book perfectly.

Thank you!