The Folio Society presents Jules Verne’s fantastical adventure Around the World in Eighty Days in a spectacularly fitting edition, replete with a giant fold-out map designed by sought-after artist Kristjana S. Williams.
The Lost World
Illustrated by Vector That Fox
The nightmare is far from over for humankind in Michael Crichton’s action-packed follow-up to Jurassic Park. This Folio edition of The Lost World is illustrated by Vector That Fox.
The sequel to the best-selling phenomenon Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton’s The Lost World offers a thrill ride of scientific discovery, mathematical theory and sheer, gory dinosaur fun. Produced in series with its enormously popular predecessor, this edition is packed with gorgeous features, making it an irresistible volume for any dinosaur aficionado. Illustrator Vector That Fox has returned with a set of stunning cinematic images, including a binding design teeming with everyone’s favourite killing machines, the velociraptors. These sensational illustrations were created following the expert advice of palaeontologist Steve Brusatte, ensuring that the images reflect the very latest information on dinosaur biology. With illustrated endpapers, a new map of Isla Sorna – creased as if kept in some explorer’s pocket – and a unique ‘dinosaur skin’ slipcase, this edition of The Lost World is the gateway to a new realm of adventure: a time and a place when dinosaurs ruled the planet.
Bound in printed paper with soft-touch lamination and textured spot varnish
Set in Dante with Manito as display
6 full-page colour illustrations, 1 double-page spread full-colour map, 1 black & white illustrated double-page spread
16 integrated black & white graphics
Textured paper slipcase
9½˝ x 6¼˝
‘This island presents a unique opportunity to study the greatest mystery in the history of our planet: extinction.’
- from The Lost World
Six years ago, John Hammond’s dinosaur park experiment ended in disaster. The parts that were still standing were shut down, and the animals themselves destroyed. But something has survived …
The last thing Dr Ian Malcolm wants is a reminder of his experiences at Hammond’s park; he barely escaped with his life last time. But the corpses of strange beasts are washing up on islands around Costa Rica, and rumours of a possible ‘Site B’ – a place where the dinosaurs have flourished, alone, away from human interference – are beginning to gain traction. Very soon Malcolm and a team of experts find themselves exploring a new, lethally dangerous landscape. There are no cages to protect them on this island, and every step takes them further away from the world they knew.
‘Michael’s talent outscaled even his own dinosaurs of Jurassic Park.’
- Steven Spielberg
Michael Crichton was a master of the techno-thriller, writing 26 books over his lifetime, with more than a dozen of these adapted for screen. His background in medicine and science underpinned his work, and his dedication to verisimilitude meant that every book was a rollercoaster of the nearly possible: reading the Jurassic Park books, it’s almost possible to believe that such extraordinary animals could walk the earth again. This special edition of Crichton’s second dinosaur thriller also features redrawn computer graphics within the text, an atmospheric new map and a pair of illustrated endpapers.
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