The Lost World by Michael Crichton is a great science fiction novel about a group of scientists of different fields that go on an expedition to an island to bring back a rich and stubborn scientist from a test expedition that he cared about more than his life.
The “lost world” is an island off the coast of Costa Rica called Isla Sorna on which a company named InGen (Short for International Genetics Corps.), genetically engineered and contrived dinosaurs which were extinct since 65 million years. This island was used as an incubator for the dinosaurs before they were shipped to another island close by called Isla Nublar. Isla Nublar was leased by InGen for a biological preserve for tourists to see the dinosaurs at a certain cost. After a tremendous tragedy at Isla Nublar, the company went bankrupt and destroyed Isla Nublar. They did not bother to mess with Isla Sorna because of publicity reasons. For six years no one knew about this lost world. Many times there were cases of large unknown animals at Costa Rica, but no one found out what they actually were or where they had come from. A rich scientist named Dr. Richard Levine performed research on some of these animals and found some clues which led him to the lost island. He set out on a test expedition with his colleague to find out exactly if he was on the right island. He missed his boat back home to the states. So, he called his friend, Dr. Thorne with his satellite phone and left a message asking him to come down to the island and get on with the expedition. Dr. Thorne, Ian Malcolm, Dr. Sarah Harding , and two kids that sneaked in with them, went to the island to rescue Dr. Levine and explore the behaviors of the dinosaurs on the island. When they get to the island, they find out that they aren’t the only ones that were looking for dinosaurs. Three men led by Dodgson from another genetics company called Biosyn, were also there, looking for dinosaurs to open up their own theme park.
Many things go wrong on the island. Some of the people get too close to the dinosaurs and they get into trouble, Sarah Harding takes a baby from the Tyrannasaurus’s nest because it looked sick and the mother comes looking for her baby.
This island was lost by InGen for six years, and it was the only place in the world that time had passed by. Since 65 million years, the dinosaurs have been extinct. Now, on this island, real live dinosaurs are the rulers of this lost world. This lost world was found by the humans that went on this unusual expedition and found themselves in the middle of “a bird’s nest.” If no one had ever “found” this world of chaos, then many people would have been happier. The paleontologists will lose their jobs because they won’t have to dig for bones anymore. The museums would go bankrupt because everyone would see the real dinosaurs rather than their bones. But many new jobs would also be created. Many rich companies would create major theme parks featuring “The Hopping Compy.” There would be extra expeditions to the island by people who would kidnap some dinosaurs to breed their own. There would also be many lives lost because of the preciousness of the Tyrannasaurus Rex and the Velociraptor. If some of these dinosaurs escaped, they would terrorize human existence. Then once again, the world would be ruled by the maximum ferocious dinosaurs.
The lost world which was bound to be found , would have been better if it didn’t even exist. Many lives would have been saved. The possibility of chaos in the world would not have existed. The human race would have been saved. The “lost world” should have remained lost.