Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton
Vital Statistics
 Name: John Michael Crichton, M.D.
 Pen/other names: John Lange
 Country of Origin: United States of America
 Occupations: Novelist, Medical Doctor
 Specialties: Science Fiction
 Year born: 1942
 Year died: 2008
 Age: 66
 ISNI: 0000 0001 2102 9679
 LCNA: n50018616
 Attribution:
Original Curator: John Graffio

Michael Crichton was a writer and filmmaker, best known as the author of Jurassic Park and the creator of ER. His latest posthumous novel, MICRO, was released on November 22, 2011.

Crichton graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, received his MD from Harvard Medical School, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, researching public policy with Jacob Bronowski. He taught courses in anthropology at Cambridge University and writing at MIT.

Crichton’s 2004 bestseller, State of Fear, acknowledged the world was growing warmer, but challenged extreme anthropogenic warming scenarios. He predicted future warming at 0.8 degrees C. (His conclusions have been widely misstated.)


Crichton’s interest in computer modeling went back forty years. His multiple-discriminant analysis of Egyptian crania, carried out on an IBM 7090 computer at Harvard, was published in the Papers of the Peabody Museum in 1966. His technical publications included a study of host factors in pituitary chromophobe adenoma, in Metabolism, and an essay on medical obfuscation in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Condensed List of Works
4 cataloged
Detailed Body of Work
(33 listed)
The Andromeda Strain
Michael Crichton - Andromeda Strain
A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert...

Thema Categories: Science fiction, Science Fiction - Pathogenic Apocalypse
Published in: English
Editions available: 5
Travels
Michael Crichton - Travels
From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro.

Thema Categories: Memoir
Published in: English
Editions available: 4
Electronic Life: How to Think About Computers
Michael Crichton - Electronic Life
Explains the fundamental facts about computers, providing a comprehensive guide for the layman who needs to know about and wants to enjoy the home computer revolution

Thema Categories: Introductory & Beginning Programming
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Jasper Johns
Michael Crichton - Jasper Johns
Pairing the talents of a leading American artist and the author of Jurassic Park, a collection of intellectual works featuring the artist's use of puns, optical illusion, and embedded images is accompanied by analytical text.

Thema Categories: Individual artists, art monographs
Published in: English
Editions available: 2
Dealing

Published in: English
Editions available: 0
Next

Published in: English
Editions available: 0
Grave Descend

Published in: English
Editions available: 0
Pirate Latitudes

Published in: English
Editions available: 0
Binary

Published in: English
Editions available: 0
Micro

Published in: English
Editions available: 0
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