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Joe Hildebrand. Billionaire John Hammond has a new money making Scheme: Real live dinosaurs DNA taken from mosquitos fossilized in amber are used to Create.

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1 Joe Hildebrand

2 Billionaire John Hammond has a new money making Scheme: Real live dinosaurs DNA taken from mosquitos fossilized in amber are used to Create the beasts Alan Grant, a paleontologist, along with his graduate student Ellie Sattler are brought to the island by Hammond to act as consultants for the investors When a rival genetics company attempts to steal Hammonds the entire parks security system goes down Grant and Sattler get an adventure that is far beyond what they had expected. Between running for their lives from Dinosaurs and faulty electrical equipment this story keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time

3 Michael Crichton Born in 1942 in Chicago Illinois Career as a writer lasted from Attended Harvard Medical school Died in 2008 of Lymphoma 2 of his works, the Pirate Latitudes and Micro were published posthumously Other works The Lost World (Sequel to Jurassic Park) Rising Sun Pirate Latitudes Many more…

4 Final decade of the 20 th Century as well as the 2 nd millennium The dawn of the Information age World Wide Web Microsofts Windows 95 and 98 Web browsers: Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer Mp3 players Satellite TV Dolly the sheep is Cloned The commercial use of genetically engineered crops

5 In the Novel the dinosaurs are created by using not only the DNA from the Mosquitoes but also filling gaps with other reptile and amphibian DNA This type of Genetic testing is consistent with the experimenting that took place in the 1990s Also the DNA of the Dinosaurs was modified so that there would be only females: effectively controlling reproduction Unfortunately the system was flawed and the dinosaurs were still able to reproduce.

6 A firearms Manufacturer by the name of Hank Morgan receives a blow to the head that sends him to a strange new world: the 6 th century world of King Arthur From living in a 19 th century world he has knowledge of technologies far beyond anyone else in this new world Through a series of events, while mystifying an audience, Hank manages to achieve a position of power. Hank enters into many adventures and strange circumstances over the course of the novel.

7 Mark Twain Otherwise known by his given name of Samuel Clemens Worked as a River Boat captain until the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 Other Works Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Puddnhead Wilson Many more…

8 The American Industrial Revolution Electricity Thomas Edison and his electric light bulb William Edward Ayrtons Electric bicycle The Appearance of motorized vehicles Fire arms are a staple in this decade. Advancements are constantly being made Smokeless gun Powder Fenian Ram Submarine is built in Ireland American Indian wars continue President James A. Garfield is assassinated 1881

9 The story banks heavily on the idea that Hank is more knowledgeable in the field of fire arms and weapons. This area saw a great amount of expansion during the late 1800s We see Hank is Thirsty for power when he realizes that he has greater knowledge than those that surround him. This could be a strike at some of the political assassination and the power struggles occurring in the western world. The Assassination of James A. Garfield The Assassination of Tsar Alexander II of Russia Hank uses astronomical Events as well as other common knowledge in order to prove his superiority Mark Twain had a strong interest in the paranormal and different astronomical events Before his brothers death in 1858 he had a dream that predicted it.

10 In Both Jurassic park and in A Connecticut Yankee we see many similarities In both stories there is a use of technology that is advanced to the characters in the story Both stories came during a time of great change and scientific discovery When Jurassic park came out it was the age of technology. We were building computers, and cloning sheep. These are things we look at today as profound achievements In 1889 the profound achievements were things like electricity and smokeless gun powder. People of that era found these things amazing. Jurassic park takes place on Isla Nublar, an island with a jungle like atmosphere that is unfamiliar to the main characters. A Connecticut Yankee takes place not only in an unfamiliar place for Hank but also a completely different time Period in which he must learn to adapt.

11 A Connecticut Yankee is a story about time travel but it is possible for one to see the idea of time travel within Jurassic park as well Hank travels to a different time period by means of a bump on the head Alan and Ellie are Artificially transported back in time In both instances they are out of their element and must learn to adapt Clearly Hank manages to adapt better Characters from both stories use prior knowledge in order to survive in the new world they are in

12 1880s. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, December 5, s. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, December 8, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, December 7, rt&oldid= Crichton, Michael. Jurassic Park: A Novel. New York: Ballantine, Jurassic Park (novel). Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, December 8, Mark Twain. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, December 7, Michael Crichton. Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, December 8, SparkNotes Editors. SparkNote on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. n.d.. Web. 26 Nov SparkNotes Editors. SparkNote on Jurassic Park. SparkNotes.com. SparkNotes LLC. n.d.. Web. 26 Nov Twain, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court. Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2001.


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