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Top secret : a handbook of codes, ciphers, and secret writing

Author: Paul B Janeczko; Jenna LaReau
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2006, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Presents a guide to codemaking, codebreaking, and their role in history, describing different types of codes and ciphers, discussing codebreaking and concealment techniques, and including brief stories about exciting moments in the history of the art.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Janeczko; Jenna LaReau
ISBN: 0763629723 9780763629724 1415670080 9781415670088
OCLC Number: 66914319
Description: 136 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Nonsecret codes --
Book code --
Dictionary code --
Codetalking --
Pig Latin --
Turkish Irish --
Caesar cipher --
St. Cyr slide --
Keyboard cipher --
Morse code --
Semaphore --
Pigpen cipher --
Rosicrucian cipher --
Date shift cipher --
Greek square cipher --
Greek skytale --
Rail fence cipher --
Route transposition cipher --
Codebreaking --
Early concealment techniques --
Null cipher --
Cardano grille --
Word grille --
Space code --
Playing card code --
Dot cipher --
Line cipher --
Zigzag cipher --
Invisible inks.
Responsibility: Paul B. Janeczko ; illustrated by Jenna LaReau.

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Presents a guide to codemaking, codebreaking, and their role in history, describing different types of codes and ciphers, discussing codebreaking and concealment techniques, and including brief stories about exciting moments in the history of the art.

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