**ISBN:** 0141326506

**Author:** Patrick Bossert

**Language:** English

**Publisher:** Puffin Books (October 1, 2008)

**Pages:** 112

**Category:** Puzzles & Games

**Subcategory:** Humour

**Rating:** 4.2

**Votes:** 395

**Size Fb2:** 1145 kb

**Size ePub:** 1482 kb

**Size Djvu:** 1406 kb

**Other formats:** rtf lit mobi lrf

Patrick Bossert was born in 1968 in the United Kingdom and he has always been interested in solving puzzles and . When they published the You Can Do the Cube book Patrick has got a minder to manage the media and he was taken to a media tour with live TV broadcasts

Patrick Bossert was born in 1968 in the United Kingdom and he has always been interested in solving puzzles and later he made a proper career out of this hobby. At the age of 12 he went on a skiing holiday to Switzerland but he broke his hand so he had to rest for two weeks in the chalet. At that time the cube has just hit the market in Switzerland and his cousin Joachim to whom he dedicated the book bought him one to keep him entertained. When they published the You Can Do the Cube book Patrick has got a minder to manage the media and he was taken to a media tour with live TV broadcasts. This was a great adventure for him as a 12 year old kid.

Cube solving has come along way since this book appeared in bookshops; no one even had even dreamt of speed cubing in those days and I can guarantee that no speed cuber will use Patrick Bossert's method but it does what it says on the cover. The illustrations were in black and white (to keep the cost down) but the "tricks", as Patrick calls them (we know them as algorithms now), are well explained and easy to follow. Patrick's method is the least efficient method I know to solve the cube and unusual in that it does not solve it one layer at a time.

The book starts with an explanation and good pictures of the inside of a 3x3x3 cube. If solving a cube were a daily chore, like cooking, the clear recipes in this book would be excellent, but of course solving the cube is not a daily chore. Then we get instructions of how to solve the cube. The gist of the solution consists of 34 "tricks" (other books call them algorithms or scripts) for moving pieces from certain places to certain other places. When two layers are already in place, the required tricks may consist of up to 20 turns. One does it because one would like to get some insight into how to do it. From this point of view the book offers very little.

Author Patrick Bossert was just thirteen when You Can Do The Cube was originally published and became a worldwide bestseller. He successfully turned his problem-solving skills into a career in management consultancy. Now a father himself, he lives in Surrey and works as a strategy director of a global technology company.

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Thanks to Patrick Bossert's book, I was able to finish the cube and I look forward to getting faster at solving it. The book is very easy to understand and explains the different stages of solving the cube. It was much better to have a book in front of me than to watch a video clip of it as the video clips are much too fast for me. My goal is to solve the cube all by myself. Thank you, Patrick! 0. Report.

Patrick Bossert was just 12 years old when he published the book You Can Do the Cube with the Rubik’s Cube solutions. It sold over . million copies and became the global best-seller of 1981. In this nice video, he tells how a 12 years old child became a best-seller writer. com/watch?v FjrEUdsajPA. I’m sorry for that strange intro. Categories: Rubik's Cube Curiosities Tags: Rubik's Cube History, Rubik's Cube Videos.

Place of Publication. Interesting book, written by a kid. I learned how to solve the cube with this book when I was a young boy in the 80's. Children's General Interest & Leisure. Best-selling in Non-Fiction. See all. Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- Best-selling in Non-Fiction. The World's Worst Teachers by David Williams (2019, Hardback).

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