A scientist finds dinosaurs roaming in an unexplored area in South America.
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the blockbuster film sequel to Jurassic Park follows the special effects wizards as they bring a host of dinosaurs to life and examines the work of cast, crew, director, and others. Original. Movie tie-in.
The eccentric Professor Challenger leads a scientific expedition deep into the Brazilian rain forest, joined by newspaper reporter Edward Malone, biologist Professor Summerlee, and adventurer Lord John Roxton. Eager to investigate Challenger's controversial claims that there are living dinosaurs in South America, the explorers soon discover the truth—and the danger—of this strange land for themselves. Trapped on an isolated and precipitous jungle plateau, they must survive prehistoric perils if they ever hope to return to the outside world. Written by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (of Sherlock Holmes fame), this tale is a prime example of the "lost world" subgenre of sci-fi/fantasy adventure that was especially popular between the late nineteenth century and World War I. This is an unabridged version taken from the 1912 copyright edition.
The 'Fast Track Classics' series presents retold, shortened versions of classic novels that are suitable for children working at Key Stage Two. The stories are retold so as to lose none of the strength and character of the originals.
Rumors circulate that the deadly creatures of the theme park have survived, in a story highlighted by stills from the motion picture
Go head to head with Jurassic and Cretaceous Era beasts in a bloody battle for survival! Roll the dice, choose your character cards, assume identities, and enter The Lost World.
Arthur Conan Doyle's classic work of science fiction follows Professor Challenger's team as they seek proof that dinosaurs do still walk the earth, retold for younger readers The Lost World was written in 1912 and was his first work of science fiction. It tells the story of the notorious Professor Challenger, who leads a scientific expedition to the Amazonian rainforest after the press and the scientific community ridicule him. Accompanied by a big game hunter and an eager young reporter, the professor and his team stumble upon a lost world and get trapped there. As they struggle to escape and deliver the impossible truth, they encounter great danger from wild animals, ape-men, and even dinosaurs! This retelling has been shortened and illustrated for younger readers.
Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, it is revealed that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar.
"Six years ago the dinosaurs were destroyed and Jurassic Park was closed. But now people are finding dead animals again - are they dinosaurs? Dr. Levine is going to find out. On Isla Sorna, off the coast of Costa Rica, he and his friends find themselves in a lost world."--Cover.
The acclaimed author of Byzantium and the Crusades “offers a fresh take on this fabled but hidden civilization” across 11 centuries of history (Colin Wells, author of Sailing from Byzantium). For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Rather than recounting the standard chronology of emperors and battles, leading Byzantium scholar Jonathan Harris focuses each chapter of this engaging history on a succession of archetypal figures, families, places, and events. Harris’s introduction presents a civilization rich in contrasts, combining orthodox Christianity with paganism, and classical Greek learning with Roman power. Though frequently assailed by numerous armies, Byzantium survived by dint of its unorthodox foreign policy. Over time, its sumptuous art and architecture flourished, helping to establish a deep sense of Byzantine identity in its people. Synthesizing a wealth of sources to cover all major aspects of the empire’s social, political, military, religious, cultural, and artistic history, Harris’s study illuminates the heart of Byzantine civilization and explores its remarkable and lasting influence on the modern world.