The Cube : The Ultimate Guide to the World's Best-Selling Puzzle: Secrets, Stories, Solutions Paperback
Just in time to satisfy the kids of all ages who received Rubik's Cubes as holiday gifts, here is the book to ensure that the gift won?t go unused (or unsolved).
Puzzle Masters Jerry Slocum, David Singmaster, Dieter Gebhardt, Wei-Hwa Huang, and Geert Hellings, share their expertise on the greatest puzzle ever created.
Not only does The Cube provide dozens of strategies for competitive cubing?including speedcubing?it also shows you how to solve every kind of cube that exists: the 'Mini Cube' 2x2x2; the 'Classic' 3x3x3; the 'Rubik's Revenge' 4x4x4; the 'Professor's Cube' 5x5x5; and the largest cubes available, the 'V-Cube 6' 6x6x6 and the 'V-Cube 7' 7x7x7.
The book even includes modular instructions for cubes of any potential size!
All solutions are fully illustrated with all-new, easy-to-follow instructions created specially for this book.
This unique book also includes a fascinating history of the Rubik's Cube?from its invention in 1974 by Ern?
Rubik to the '80s craze to its resurgence today, including dozens of rare photographs of vintage cubes, ephemera, and more!Packed with color photos from Jerry Slocum's extensive and unique collection of mechanical puzzles, The Cube is a must-have companion to the ultimate brainteaser.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 142 pages, 100 colour illus
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 01/04/2009
- Category: Puzzles & quizzes
- ISBN: 9781579128050
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Review by Daniel.Estes
When I was in college, I was naive in believing that learning to solve a Rubiks Cube would win me all sorts of new friends. That didn't turn out quite the way I had hoped, but thankfully I still made friends, and some of them also shared my passion for this wondrous invention.Jerry Slocum's The Cube opens with a history of the Rubiks Cube which is interspersed with a few tangents on puzzles in general, but most of the book, as the subtitle indicates, is devoted to the cube's many ingenious and surprisingly artful solutions.