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Micro

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2011
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Part I - Tensor
Prologue - Nanigen 9 October, 11:55 P.M.
1 - Divinity Avenue, Cambridge 18 October, 1:00 P.M.
2 - Biosciences Building 18 October, 3:00 P.M.
3 - Maple Avenue, Cambridge 27 October, 6:00 A.M.
4 - Makapu'u Point, Oahu 27 October, 4:00 P.M.
5 - Waikiki 27 October, 5:45 P.M.
6 - Ala Wai, Honolulu 28 October, 8:00 A.M.
7 - Waipaka Arboretum 28 October, 3:00 P.M.
8 - Kalikimaki Industrial Park 28 October, 6:00 P.M.
9 - Nanigen Headquarters 28 October, 7:30 P.M.
10 - Nanigen Animal Facility 28 October, 9:00 P.M.
11 - Waipaka Arboretum 28 October, 10:45 P.M.
12 - Waipaka Arboretum 28 October, 11:00 P.M.
13 - Alapuna Road 29 October, 2:00 A.M.
Part II - A Band of Humans
14 - Manoa Valley 29 October, 4:00 A.M.
15 - Nanigen Headquarters 29 October, 10:00 A.M.
16 - Station Echo 29 October, 10:40 A.M.
17 - Manoa Valley 29 October, 1:00 P.M.
18 - Fern Gully 29 October, 2:00 P.M.
19 - Nanigen Headquarters 29 October, 2:30 P.M.
20 - Nanigen Headquarters 29 October, 4:30 P.M.
21 - Fern Gully 29 October, 4:00 P.M.
22 - Near Station Bravo 29 October, 6:00 P.M.
23 - Fern Gully 30 October, 2:00 A.M.
24 - Chinatown, Honolulu 30 October, 11:30 A.M.
25 - Fern Gully 30 October, 7:00 A.M.
26 - Beneath the Green Canopy 30 October, Noon
Part III - Tantalus
27 - Fern Gully 30 October, 12:15 P.M.
28 - Manoa Valley 30 October, 1:45 P.M.
29 - Honolulu 30 October, 1:00 P.M.
30 - The Pali 30 October, 4:00 P.M.
31 - Beretania Street, Honolulu 30 October, 4:30 P.M.
32 - Tantalus Cliffs 31 October, 9:45 A.M.
33 - Edge of Tantalus 31 October, 10:15 A.M.
34 - Nanigen 31 October, 10:20 A.M.
35 - Kalikimaki Industrial Park 31 October, 10:30 A.M.
36 - Tanatalus Crater 31 October, 1:00 P.M.
37 - Tanatalus Crater 31 October, 2:00 P.M.
38 - Tanatalus Base 31 October, 2:30 P.M.
39 - Tanatalus Base 31 October, 5:00 P.M.
40 - Rourke's Redoubt 31 October, 7:00 P.M.
41 - Waikiki Beach 31 October, 10:30 P.M.
42 - Waikiki 31 October, 11:15 P.M.
43 - Ko'olau Mountains 31 October, 11:10 P.M.
44 - Diamond Head Lighthouse 31 October, 11:45 P.M.
45 - Rourke's Redoubt 1 November, 1:00 A.M.
46 - Tantalus Crater 1 November, 1:20 A.M.
47 - Tantalus Drive 1 November, 1:40 A.M.
48 - Chinatown, Honolulu 1 November, 2:30 A.M.
49 - Kalikimaki Industrial Park 1 November, 3:40 A.M.
50 - Tensor Core 1 November, 5:10 A.M.
51 - The Pit 1 November, 5:55 A.M.
52 - Molokai 18 November, 9:00 A.M.
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Copyright © 2011 by The John Michael Crichton Trust
For Jr.
West of Pearl Harbor, he drove along the Farrington Highway past fields of sugar cane, dark green in the moonlight.
May contain spoilers
"There has to be a way back."
Comments may contain spoilers
This novel was completed after Michael Crichton's death by Richard Preston.  It was the second book published posthumously.
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Added: 29-May-2023
Last Updated: 23-Jan-2024

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 01-Nov-2011
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MICRO


In Jurassic Park, he created a terrifying new world.  Now, in Micro, Michael Crichton reveals a universe too small to see and too dangerous to ignore.

In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead 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.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion.  Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

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 22-Nov-2011
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ISBN:
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ISBN-13:
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Printing:
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Country:
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Language:
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Kevin Lass - Illustrator
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Front flap:

IN JURASSIC PARK, HE CREATED A TERRIFYING NEW WORLD, NOW, IN MICRO, MICHAEL CRICHTON REVEALS A UNIVERSE TOO SMALL TO SEE AND TOO DANGEROUS TO IGNORE.

IN A LOCKED HONOLULU OFFICE BUILDING, three men are found dead 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.

AN INSTANT CLASSIC, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Crichton fashion.  Completed by visionary science writer Richard Preston, this boundary-pushing thriller melds scientific fact with pulse-pounding fiction to create yet another masterpiece of sophisticated, cutting-edge entertainment.

Back flap:

MICHAEL CRICHTON has sold over 200 million books, which have been translated into thirty-six languages; thirteen of his books have been made into films.  His novels include Next, State of Fear, Timeline, Jurassic Park, and The Andromeda Strain.  Also known as a filmmaker and the creator of ER, he remains the only writer to have had the number one book, movie, and TV show simultaneously.  At the time of his death in 2008, Crichton was well into the writing of Micro; Richard Preston was selected to complete the novel.

RICHARD PRESTON is an internationally acclaimed bestselling author of eight books, including The Hot Zone and The Wild Trees.  Many of Preston's books have first appeared in The New Yorker.  He has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award, and he is the only person not a medical doctor ever to receive the Centers for Disease Control's Champion of Prevention Award for public health.  He lives with his wife and three children near Princeton, New Jersey.
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Michael Crichton  
Birth: 23 Oct 1942 Chicago, Illinois, USA
Death: 04 Nov 2008 Los Angeles, CA, USA


Richard Preston  
Birth: Cir 01 Aug 1954 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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