Cracking the Cube

Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.53 hours)
Product Number: Z100121665
Released: Mar 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541420472
Narrator/s: Stephen R. Thorne
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing

Description

When Hungarian professor Erno Rubik invented the Rubik's Cube (or, rather, his Cube) in the 1970s out of wooden blocks, rubber bands, and paper clips, he didn't even know if it could be solved, let alone that it would become the world's most popular puzzle. Since its creation, the Cube has become many things to many people: one of the bestselling children's toys of all time, a symbol of intellectual prowess, a frustrating puzzle with 43.2 quintillion possible permutations, and now a worldwide sporting phenomenon that is introducing the classic brainteaser to a new generation. In Cracking the Cube, Ian Scheffler reveals that cubing isn't just fun and games. Along with participating in speedcubing competitions-from the World Championship to local tournaments-and interviewing key figures from the Cube's history, he journeys to Budapest to seek a meeting with the legendary and notoriously reclusive Rubik, who is still tinkering away with puzzles in his seventies.

x-large
Author(s): Ian Scheffler
Original Publish Date: Mar 14, 2017

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Audio Pay Per Circ Subscription - Tantor Titles
RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription - Tantor titles
RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription - Tantor titles #2
RBdigital Audio Pay Per Circ Subscription - Tantor #2

You can find this title in the following lists:

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): Ian Scheffler
Narrator(s): Stephen R. Thorne
Product Number DD31038
Released: Mar 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541400474
eBook
x-large
Author(s): Ian Scheffler
Product Number EB00658959
Released: Oct 18, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: #9781501121944

Sign up for our email newsletter