The Resource Micro, Michael Crchiton and Richard Preston

Micro, Michael Crchiton and Richard Preston

Label
Micro
Title
Micro
Statement of responsibility
Michael Crchiton and Richard Preston
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Three men are found dead in the locked second-floor office of a Honolulu building, with no sign of struggle except for the ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly invisible to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, groundbreaking technology has ushered in a revolutionary era of biological prospecting. Trillions of microorganisms, tens of thousands of bacteria species, are being discovered; they are feeding a search for priceless drugs and applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited by a pioneering microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies dispatches the group to a mysterious lab in Hawaii, where they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier. But once in the Oahu rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness that reveals profound and surprising dangers at every turn. Armed only with their knowledge of the natural world, they find themselves prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power. To survive, they must harness the inherent forces of nature itself
Summary
The acclaimed late author of Jurassic Park and the award-winning author of The Hot Zone present the story of a group of graduate students who accept work with a mysterious biotech company in Hawaii only to be abandoned in a treacherous wilderness when they discover their employer's dark agenda.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10022899
Cataloging source
BRL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crichton, Michael
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Preston, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Microbiologists
  • Nanotechnology
  • Oahu (Hawaii)
  • Suspense fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Micro, Michael Crchiton and Richard Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn317750732
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780060873028
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)317750732
Label
Micro, Michael Crchiton and Richard Preston
Publication
Control code
ocn317750732
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780060873028
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
(OCoLC)317750732

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