Dientes de dragon / Dragon Theeth

Dientes de dragon / Dragon Theeth

by Michael Crichton

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Overview

Nunca, desde Parque Jurásico, había sido tan peligroso desenterrar el pasado... El legendario autor Michael Crichton vuelve al universo de la paleontología con esta novela póstuma. Una aventura apasionante.

1876. Tribus de indios en pie de guerra asolan los territorios del oeste de Estados Unidos. A este paisaje primitivo y hostil llegan las expediciones dirigidas por dos paleontólogos rivales en busca de fósiles de dinosaurios.

William Johnson, un universitario rico y consentido, se incorpora al grupo de Othniel Charles Marsh, pero cuando este sospecha de sus intenciones y le abandona, William se une a su archienemigo, Edward Drinker Cope. Ignora que está a punto de hacer un descubrimiento histórico que deberá defender de los personajes más peligrosos del Salvaje Oeste.

A partir de un suceso real, Crichton alumbra un período histórico tan olvidado como fascinante en un nuevo thriller paleontológico destinado a convertirse en un clásico a la altura de sus éxitos más memorables.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Michael Crichton, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Jurassic Park, returns to the world of paleontology in this recently discovered novel—a thrilling adventure set in the Wild West during the golden age of fossil hunting.

The year is 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns begin to mark the landscape. In much of the country it is still illegal to espouse evolution. Against this backdrop two monomaniacal paleontologists pillage the Wild West, hunting for dinosaur fossils, while surveilling, deceiving and sabotaging each other in a rivalry that will come to be known as the Bone Wars.

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition. But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions. With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and William’s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the West’s most notorious characters.

A page-turner that draws on both meticulously researched history and an exuberant imagination, Dragon Teeth is based on the rivalry between real-life paleontologists Cope and Marsh; in William Johnson readers will find an inspiring hero only Michael Crichton could have imagined. Perfectly paced and brilliantly plotted, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788401021008
Publisher: PRH Grupo Editorial
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,140,086
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Crichton es el autor de novelas tan famosas con Parque JurásicoAcosoEsferaEl mundo perdido o Next. La venta mundial de sus libros llega a la impresionante cifra de más de 150 millones de ejemplares, publicados en 36 idiomas. Trece de sus novelas se han convertido en películas. También escribió guiones, dirigió películas y fue el creador de la serie televisiva ER(Urgencias).

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 23, 1942

Date of Death:

November 4, 2008

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Place of Death:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

B.A.. in Anthropology, Harvard University, 1964; M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1969

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