Elegant book design
In active book modding I describe my addition of marginalia to make the end-of-the-book chapter notes easier to access. An alternative, elegant solution is present in Dawkin’s The God Delusion. There, the notes start at one at the beginning of the book and continue through the end of the book, without resetting to one at each chapter. The notes section is still broken into notes-from-chapter-X sections, but the numbers are very easy to browse.
An even more elegant solution might be decimal-like notes, say 1.1, 1.2….5.1,5.2….7.1,7.2 etc. That way you cover all the bases. There the appearance in the text might be distracting though; having decimal-ed superscripts throughout.
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