Title:Codes, Ciphers, Secrets and Cryptic Communication - Making and Breaking Secret Messages from Hieroglyphs to the Internet
Making and breaking secret messages from hieroglyphs to the Internet. Learn about the fascinating world of codes - from deciphering ancient hieroglyphics to the cipher machines used in wartime and modern computer cryptology for encoding financial transactions. The making and breaking of codes has shaped history: every chapter of this book is a dramatic story with thrilling narratives and detailed descriptions of code development. The topics include: Transposition ciphers; Substitution ciphers; Cipher devices and machines; Cryptanalysis; Codes; Codebooks; Codebreaking; Signals Steganography; Scripts and Languages; Invented languages; Biographies; and Quizzes and answers. This is a massive book with over 700 pages chock-full of fascinating history, logic and mathematical science. It chronicles the famous milestones in the world of secret communication: Thomas Jefferson's Wheel Cipher, Enigma and Bletchley Park, American Indian Codetalkers, Naval Codes, etc...
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