Is Math Real?: How Simple Questions Lead Us to Mathematics’ Deepest Truths

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I’m just not good at math!” Eugenia Cheng’s book on the human curiosity behind mathematics is for you.

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This May, the SciFri Book Club will read Is Math Real?: How Simple Questions Lead Us to Mathematics’ Deepest Truths by Eugenia Cheng.

This Book Club season kicks off Wednesday, May 1, and you can read along with us! Check back here for more updates about this Book Club pick soon.

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