The film, on the other hand, has a simple plot, concentrating on preventing the exploitation of the animals and protecting them.
Which leads to my main reason for why I prefer the film to the book. The man recognized the tail and shot the monkey, so he could retrieve the remains of the lizard.
In the novel, you have non-dinosaur pterosaurs, Procompsognathus, Apatosaurus, Microceratops, Othnelia, Styracosaurus, Euoplocephalus, Hypsilophodon and Maiasaura. Particle accelerators scar the land, and leave radioactive byproducts. There are two areas where I think the film greatly outweighs the novel, turning a good story into a great one—character and action.
There, she is treated for serious scratches and incisions to her body. The scene was later used to introduce Jurassic Park: The Lost World, but it was a major tonal change from the book and the first film.
The book features a large horned theropod dinosaur called Carnotaurus that can change its color like a chameleon. I just feel that the film told this story far better than the book ever did. Sorry, Michael.