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Book Report

Title: The Lost World

Author: Michael Crichton

Characters: The main character in the book is Ian Malcolm,
a middle aged mathematician and a little bit of an explorer.
The man who set up the exploration, Richard Levine, is a rich and
reckless yet well known adventurer who spends a lot of his time
and money exploring different places around the world and helps
at a middle school to give students of ideas of careers in science.
Sarah Harding is a zoologist who was hired to possibly deal with
some of the animals. Jack Thorne is the man who made all of the
special equipment the group is taking with them and he went along
to help and show everyone how to and operate most of the
vehicles.

Synopsis:
My book is about how Richard Levine tries to and does find
the InGen corporation’s second dinosaur island which he had been
searching for and trying to locate for years. The second island is
only a few hundred miles away from the original , and they both
were abandoned when a freak and tragic incident left nearly
everyone on both islands dead. Not many people who knew about
the second island survived so it took him a long time to find one
of the old employees of InGen and get him to tell him about and
the location of the island. With his information Levine made a
team of five people to take to the island himself, Ian Malcolm
Sarah Harding, Jack Thorne, and Eddie Carr, the top employee of
Thorne. They were going to leave in two weeks when Thorne
finds out that Levine has left for the island early wanting to be
the first one to “officially” find it. He and the small crew of
people he took with him were attacked and all but Levine were
killed. He would be found later. The team left for the island soon
after to try and find him. Unknown to anyone, two of Levine’s
students at the middle school where he helps, sneaked into the
cargo of the plane and went to the island with them. His two star
pupils, Kelly and Arby really wanted to go when he told them that
he was going on an exploration in the Caribbean to an unknown
island.
Almost as soon as they got to the island Kelly and Arby
were found and everyone realized that they shouldn’t but were
going to have to stay the whole expedition. At the time they
didn’t mind. They later set up base and took the Explorer they
brought to look around. They followed an old jeep trail past a
Tyrannosaurus Rex nest and saw it’s two owners which they very
carefully avoided. After they left the nest they found Levine who
had been living in trees trying to avoid the wild beasts who wanted
to devour him. Afterwards they returned to the trailer to treat his
injuries and later that evening returned to the T-Rex nest to
examine it. The parents were gone and the babies and eggs were
there alone. Levine went to the nest and looked at the toddlers.
They had little bodies with oversized heads but weren’t very shy.
One got too close to Levine and he accidentally stepped on it’s
foot. It landed whimpering in pain loudly and he then heard the
loud mom and dad coming. He grabbed the child, held it’s mouth
shut, got in the car, and headed for the trailer quickly. Malcolm
sedated the baby and with the help of Sarah made a special cast for
it’s leg out of some of the medical supplies but after the baby
awoke it wasn’t happy. It screeched loudly for a short while and
the parents promptly arrived. They almost destroyed the trailer but
got their child back.
The group later found an abandoned building left from when
the dinosaurs were actually controlled and were forced to stay
there. In it was a computer. Arby the whiz on this found the old
system running program. Now he had access to the few working
cameras left on the island and also to some detailed maps. They
had two dangerous nights there following this but on the fourth
night they found a way out of this death trap. After hours of
studying the maps, and thinking they found it. A small building
about the size of a two car garage was sitting by the river leading
to the ocean. They determined that it was a boat house. Before
they got a chance to