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It is a truism that the study of dinosaurs is alive and well. In 2004 the second edition of The Dinosauria was published at 861 pages, an increase of almost 130 pages from the previous edition. The page increase is not overwhelming, but examination of the difference in density of the words on the pages of each edition shows the second to be much more robust. The joke among experts was to question whether the publisher would also be issuing magnifying glasses for readers. It seems that single volumes dedicated to dinosaurs are a thing of the past.