All book figures are set to "here definitely" (as they must come after the text that introduces them).
The list types (enumerated and bullet) have too much space between them. The reason seems to be because the TeX engine wants to use up as much space on the page as possible, since the next page is essentially a large image that cannot fit on the current page. For example:
- Remove space around bullet points in itemized or enumerated list
What can be done to keep the text in lists together (even if it means plenty of space at the bottom of the page)?