Book Review: Chronicles of Dinosauria: The History & Mystery of Dinosaurs and Man


Along with author Dave Woetzel, illustrator Richard Dobbs includes beautifully created artwork that compels the reader to flip through the pages with pleasure. Dinosaurs that I have never even seen are included in this book. Art work is incorporated from North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

The most hesitant dinosaur student will find some area to dive into with the array of topics covered throughout the chapters.  Descriptive information about discovering fossils is included within the entire book as it goes through varied explanations of the flood, history, and cryptozoology, among other things. Included in this uniquely written book are vivid images that are carried throughout the chapters.

Educators will love the vivid use of vocabulary along with the many resources sited in the endnotes. One of my favorite parts of the book is chapter 8, the apologetics and conclusion of the book. It contains a summary of some of the chapters and goes into God’s plan of salvation and “Dino Dave’s Challenge” which encourages us to use our contemporary society’s natural attraction to point people toward our powerful Creator.  Plenty of biblical reference is included throughout creating a sound spiritual and historical account for creation and dinosaurs. The author makes scientific connections as well.

From trivia tidbits to “ogopogo” sightings there is enough in this book to keep anyone absorbed.

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