A piercing and ironic mathematical novel, for kids and for their parents as well: the almost 13-years old Giulio and Ivano will deal not only with maths and the puzzle of multi-dimensional geometries, but also with the problems of preadolescence, the fear of becoming adult, the friendship of a new gang and a mysterious “avenger”.
«Do you really want me to write here, on the blackboard, the square root of 34?». Everyone scream: «Yes, yes sir, please write it!». «Do you want me, now, this morning, take the chalk and write in decimals exactly what is the square root of 34?». Stronger screams: «Yes! Sure! Please!». Professor Z took the chalk and with an exasperating slowness, he approached the chalkboard. He was moving like a slow-motion movie, frame-by-frame. Finally the chalk touched the surface of the chalkboard. Professor Z slowly turned to us. «I can’t».
What are the plastic islands? Where are them and how many are there in the ocean? Why can’t we see them by Google Earth? Is it possible to walk on them? Is it true that in 2050 we’ll eat more plastic than fishes? There are lots of fake news about plastic island, but we need to be aware of the problem, which is serious and has many consequences even on our food chain.
As a result of the pandemic, Europe has to face various problems. Frequently, it appears split, full of conflicts and submissive. But what are the real problems in European Union? What is the fate of this coalition?