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Dust jacket in very good condition. First edition, first printing. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Book is clean, tight and square with no marks, not remainder marked. Jacket shows a bit of edge wear, otherwise clean and bright, no tears, not price-clipped. Mylar jacket protector included. Secure packaging to ensure safe delivery. Secure packaging for safe delivery. N° de ref. de la librería
Deep in the African rain forest, near the legendary ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, an expedition of eight American geologists are mysteriously and brutally killed in a matter of minutes.
Ten thousand miles away, Karen Ross, the Congo Project Supervisor, watches a gruesome video transmission of the aftermath: a camp destroyed, tents crushed and torn, equipment scattered in the mud alongside dead bodies—all motionless except for one moving image—a grainy, dark, man-shaped blur.
In San Francisco, primatologist Peter Elliot works with Amy, a gorilla with an extraordinary vocabulary of 620 “signs,” the most ever learned by a primate, and she likes to finger paint. But recently her behavior has been erratic and her drawings match, with stunning accuracy, the brittle pages of a Portuguese print dating back to 1642...a drawing of an ancient lost city. A new expedition—along with Amy—is sent into the Congo, where they enter a secret world, and the only way out may be through a horrifying death....
Congo was made into a film directed by Frank Marshall.
Review: If you saw the 1995 film adaptation of this Crichton thriller, somebody owes you an apology. While you're waiting for that to happen, try reading the vastly more intelligent novel on which the movie was based. The broad lines of the plot remain the same: A research team deep in the jungle disappears after a mysterious and grisly gorilla attack. A subsequent team, including a sign-language-speaking simian named Amy, follows the original team's tracks only to be subjected to more mysterious and grisly gorilla attacks. If you can look past the breathless treatment of '80s technology, like voice-recognition software and 256K RAM modules (the book was written in 1980), you'll find the same smart use of science and edge-of-your-seat suspense shared by Crichton's other work. --Paul Hughes
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Nº de ref. de la librería G0517391724I5N10
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Estado de conservación: Fair. First Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP92939306
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93765071
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP95428183
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0517391724-2-4
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020517391724
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0517391724
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010517391724
Descripción Knopf, 1980. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110517391724