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Posted April 12, 2014
I am a high school sophomore and I had to read this book for a r
I am a high school sophomore and I had to read this book for a research project. Although it didn't quite have a story line, the book itself was a great resource for my project. It discussed the discovery of Stonehenge, and the many theories people had about the mystery of how the stones got there. Chippindale gave facts about Stonehenge in the past, and people who helped to discover it. What I thought was most fascinating was learning about the ancient Druids and the many mysteries of Stonehenge. The book starts off slow, but progresses toward the end. Although it wasn’t my first choice, Stonehenge Complete was an interesting book and it taught me things about Stonehenge that I had never known before. The facts Chippindale gives are intriguing and descriptive, but I didn't enjoy the fact that it was missing a story line because it made it quite difficult to read. I thought the book was lengthy, and contained a copious amount of details. Reading this book made me want to visit Stonehenge. I recommend this book to someone who is doing a research project, or someone interested in unlocking the secrets of the Stonehenge.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 15, 2004
The book 'Stonehenge Complete' is a good read.
A good book, but Christopher Chippindale failed to mention the first stones brought to Stonehenge in the Late Neolithic Period from the South Wales Coalfield area. Stonehenge's first hauled stones, of course, are the white Early Carboniferous (Mississippian) Period, Arundian Age, High Tor (Birnbeck) Limestone Formation calcium carbonates of its original counterscarp bank (3/4's later moved to Heelstone ditch and Stonehenge's nearest barrow 100 metres east-southeast of Heelstone). These first transported stones overlay Stonehenge's geologic outcrop of white Late Cretaceous Period, Santonian Age, Seaford Chalk Formation calcium carbonates. Other than Christopher Chippindale not mentioning these Stonehenge Whitestones, as they are commonly referred to by BGS (British Geological Survey) geologists, the book 'Stonehenge Complete' is a good read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.