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Mysterious messages : a history of codes and ciphers / Gary Blackwood ; designed and illustrated by Jason Henry.

By: Blackwood, Gary LContributor(s): Henry, Jason [ill.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York, N.Y. : Dutton Children's Books, c2009Edition: 1st edDescription: 170 p. : ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 9780525479604 (hbk.)Subject(s): Ciphers -- History -- Juvenile literature | Pojkar -- History | Ciphers -- HistoryGenre/Form: Hästböcker -- History -- Juvenile literature. DDC classification: 652 LOC classification: Z103 | .B53 2009
Contents:
Clay, wax and Greece -- The rise and fall of Rome -- Ham and Bacon -- A disk, a grille and a tableau -- Babington, beer and Baconian biliteralisim -- Prisons, pigpens and black chambers -- The two revolutions -- Security suffers some severe setbacks -- The blue and the gray (and the green and the brown) -- Agony, dancing men and buried treasure -- The manuscript, the machine and the Mexican message -- Romance, rum and Romaji -- Hounds, magicians and indians -- Bookies, spies and POWs -- Colossus, Lucifer and Kryptos.
A Junior Library Guild selectionSummary: From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.
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Non-fiction 652 Bla (Browse shelf (Opens below)) 1 Available 097805254796041
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Includes bibliographical and web references (p. 166) and index.

Clay, wax and Greece -- The rise and fall of Rome -- Ham and Bacon -- A disk, a grille and a tableau -- Babington, beer and Baconian biliteralisim -- Prisons, pigpens and black chambers -- The two revolutions -- Security suffers some severe setbacks -- The blue and the gray (and the green and the brown) -- Agony, dancing men and buried treasure -- The manuscript, the machine and the Mexican message -- Romance, rum and Romaji -- Hounds, magicians and indians -- Bookies, spies and POWs -- Colossus, Lucifer and Kryptos.

From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.

A Junior Library Guild selection

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