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A Mathematical Nature Walk by John A. Adam

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I have long been fascinated by the wonders of nature encountered on a simple walk, even in residential areas, as long as there is a view of the sky, roads lined with trees, and bodies of water within easy walking distance. Such is the case where I live in Norfolk, Virginia, and while most of my nature walks are local in character, I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to travel farther afield at times, both within the United States and beyond its borders. Many of the topics in this book are consequences of such opportunities. And just as some walks are fairly short, and some are longer—veritable hikes, indeed—so are ...

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