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In the vein of Jurassic Park, this high-concept thriller follows a group of graduate students lured to Hawaii to work for a mysterious biotech company--only to find themselves cast out into the rain forest, with nothing but their scientific expertise and wits to protect them.

An instant classic, Micro pits nature against technology in vintage Michael 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 429 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 24mm | 358.34g
  • Harper Paperbacks
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062227181
  • 9780062227188
  • 444,306

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In a locked Honolulu office building, three men are found dead, covered in ultrafine, razor-sharp cuts. The only clue left behind is a tiny bladed robot.

In the lush forests of Oahu, trillions of microorganisms are being discovered, feeding a search for priceless drugs.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, seven graduate students are recruited by a microbiology start-up and dispatched to a mysterious lab in Hawaii. There they are promised access to tools that will open a whole new scientific frontier.

But once in the rain forest, the scientists are thrust into a hostile wilderness where 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.
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24,909 ratings
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5 17% (4,197)
4 30% (7,515)
3 34% (8,388)
2 14% (3,426)
1 6% (1,383)
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