I finally pried my kids’ hands loose from this book long enough to provide my review of The Chronicles of Dinosauria: The History & Mystery of Dinosaurs and Man, written by Dave Woetzel, Illustrated by Richard Dobbs, and published by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group.
This is a relatively short read of only 8 chapters and 88 pages, but don’t let those small numbers fool you. This book is jam packed with evidence to support the fact that dinosaurs are not only much younger than their supposed “millions of years old,” but that they also roamed the earth alongside man.
Topics covered in this book include:
Chapter 1 – The Creation and the Dinosaurs
Chapter 2 – The Flood and the Dinosaurs
Chapter 3 – Fossil Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man
Chapter 4 – Historical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man
Chapter 5 – Artistic Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man
Chapter 6 – Cryptozoology Evidence of Dinosaurs
Chapter 7 – Biblical Evidence of Dinosaurs and Man
Chapter 8 – Apologetics and Conclusion
This book was fascinating. It appealed to my older son, whose favorite subject is history, because it explained how the art and folklore found found in various cultures throughout history all points to the fact that man, at some point, walked the earth with dinosaurs, which then gave rise to stories of dragons and creatures of the deep, as well as artistic expressions of such creatures.
My younger son and I, being science nerds, especially loved the scientific evidence presented throughout the book, such as the detection of carbon 14 still present in dinosaur bones, as well as the prevalence of unfossilized soft tissue found within the bones. Both of these findings support the youthfuless of dinosaur bones, since both carbon 14 and soft tissue would have deteriorated well before now, had dinosaurs actually lived “millions of years” ago, as commonly believed.
My children and I have read this book time and again. Not only is it beneficial in our homeschool for reference purposes, but it is a book we enjoy for recreational reading as well. Though very young children might not understand all the topics within this book, I highly recommend it for parents and children alike.
Disclaimer: I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinions and review. I received no compensation.