I’ve never read the actual book before now but for the most part and certainly based on the contents of the book thus far it is very clear the man had a knack for scientific depth. He reminds me a lot of Andy Weir.
This made it odd that when I reached the iconic scene where the T. rex escapes it turns out that the not moving trope was featured in the book; I frankly expected it to be a Hollywood only move. Given the incredible scientific depth of the rest of the book this sticks out as something very not scientific.
Does anyone know why he included it? Granted, it wasn’t until after the book was written that more in depth studies were done on the vision of dinosaurs but even at the time it was clear that the T. rex had forward facing, binocular, vision and there was no scientific basis for saying a T. rex wouldn’t see a still person (the fact that even if it couldn’t see one - it would certainly smell one aside).
Had it been another book by another author it wouldn’t have registered but the fact that it’s Michael Crichton makes it weird to me.