Libro - Dragon Teeth (Inglés)
Libro "Dragon Teeth", apasionante aventura en el salvaje oeste durante la edad de oro de la caza de fósiles, con el inconfundible sello del reconocido autor de "Jurassic Park".
Autor: Michael Crichton.
Editorial: Harper Collins.
Year 1876. Warring Indian tribes still populate America’s western territories even as lawless gold-rush towns start 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 deceiving, surveilling and sabotaging each other in a rivalry which will come to be known as the Bone Wars.
Into this treacherous territory plunges the entitled and arrogant 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. However, when the paranoid Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of vice and crime. William is then forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of unexpected 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. Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced, this enormously winning adventure is destined to become another Crichton classic.
Nº de páginas: 304.