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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I recently became interested in algebraic curves, specifically topics like parametrization and its links to differential equations. I read a number of papers but I'm looking for a good (introduction) textbook on (planar) algebraic curves that gives a solid background, not pure theoretical but with applications in mind. I'm interested in the introduction to basic things like how to classify and treat singularities, how to construct a parametrization, how to determine the genus. Walker seems to be the standard textbook on the matter, but I was wondering if there is a more recent book that is as good as Walker but treats a number of recent developments as well, like e.g. neighborhood graphs. As an alternative, I'm looking at the book of Sendra,Winkler and Perez-diaz, rational algebraic curves.

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