From the introduction:
Welcome, ye travelers, to the island of Dinotopia. It is the year 1862 in the outside world, but this island, marooned by treacherous storms and reefs, lives an isolated, peaceful experience. But do not fear, you are certainly welcome here. Many different people and creatures, from dinosaurs to men and women from every land, have found their way here at some point, and everyone has brought something new to add to Dinotopia’s culture. So step forward, dear Jumper, for there is much to explore. Breathe Deep and Seek Peace.