The Resource Micro : a novel, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

Micro : a novel, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston

Label
Micro : a novel
Title
Micro
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Crichton 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 ultra-fine, razor-sharp cuts covering their bodies. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot, nearly unrecognizable to the human eye. In the lush forests of Oahu, an advance in micro-robotics has put unheard-of resources at the fingertips of science; trillions of previously unknown micro-organisms, tens of thousands of species of bacteria, are being discovered, feeding a search for new life-saving drugs and profitable applications on a scale beyond anything previously imagined. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, a group of graduate students at the forefront of their fields are recruited to work at a cutting-edge microbiology start-up. Nanigen MicroTechnologies' exploratory work is conducted under a veil of secrecy and promises the young researchers the chance to wield unprecedented new tools at the limits of scientific discovery. To participate they must commit now and come to Hawaii, or be left behind and watch their peers reap the rewards. But when the true costs of Nanigen's innovations are revealed in Oahu, the graduate students find themselves cast out of the stable certainties of the lab, thrust into a hostile wilderness, prey to a technology of radical and unbridled power
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-2008
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crichton, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
PS3553.R48
LC item number
M53 2011
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
700
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
Crichton, M.
PerformerNote
Performed by John Bedford Lloyd
Reading level
5.7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Preston, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Microbiologists
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Graduate students
  • Wilderness survival
  • Oahu (Hawaii)
  • Spies
  • Graduate students
  • Microbiologists
  • Nanotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Wilderness survival
  • Hawaii
Target audience
adult
Label
Micro : a novel, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-429)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn317750732
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780062091413
Lccn
2012454036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060873028
Other physical details
maps
Stock number
003469839
System control number
(OCoLC)317750732
Label
Micro : a novel, Michael Crichton and Richard Preston
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-429)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn317750732
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 429 pages
Isbn
9780062091413
Lccn
2012454036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060873028
Other physical details
maps
Stock number
003469839
System control number
(OCoLC)317750732

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