Synopses & Reviews
Includes bibliographical references.
"A highly interesting tale of outlandish adventure of a sort to stir the pulses and arouse the wonder of even the 'jaded' novel reader." The New York Times Book Review
"Conan Doyle's 1912 novel introduced his other great character, Professor Challenger. The original 'dinosaurs still living in a hidden jungle' tale, this timeless adventure has inspired everything from King Kong to Jurassic Park and is still the best of the lot. Great fun." Library Journal
In this first book in the Professor Challenger series, Challenger considered by critics to be one of the most finely drawn characters in science fiction and his party embark on an expedition to a remote Amazonian plateau where "the ordinary laws of nature are suspended."
Two scientists, a big game hunter, and a journalist travel to the Amazon rain forest. On a volcanic plateau, they discover an isolated world still inhabited by dinosaurs, climaxing in a chase scene with a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
About the Author
Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. A Study in Scarlet
, his first novel and Sherlock Holmes story, was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual
in 1887. He was the author of more than fifty novels, ranging in genre from science fiction to historical fiction. He died in 1930.
Michael Crichtons novels include The Andromeda Strain, Congo, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, and Timeline; he is also the creator of the television series ER. He lives in Los Angeles.