Bioengineers clone 15 species of dinosaurs and establish an island preserve where tourists can view the large reptiles; chaos ensues when a rival genetics firm attempts to steal frozen dinosaur embryos, and it's up to two kids, a safari guide and a paleontologist to set things right.
The movie was great. One of the few book-to-movie transitions that I can fully appreciate, after having a look on wikipedia I found out why, Crichton wrote the screenplay. I found this book scarier then the movie and a lot less forgiving. If you have seen the movie and don’t think it necessary to read the book think again. There are scenes that got cut out of the movie for time and practicality.