The Secrets of Codes

The Secrets of Codes

Understanding the World of Hidden Messages

Book - 2012
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Baker & Taylor
A lavishly illustrated survey of international codes explains how they work, why they were invented and how they have been cracked, providing coverage of code types ranging from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and World War II's Enigma machines to the samurai code of honor and the brands and trademarks of everyday modern life. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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Explains how different ciphers work, why they were invented, and how they were cracked, covering codes ranging from ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and World War II's Enigma machines to the samurai code of honor.

Simon and Schuster
Filled with lavish illustrations and hundreds of full-color photographs, this all-in-one family reference provides hours of fun and entertainment for any reader. Narrated in a unique, compelling way, The Secrets of Codes offers a comprehensive survey of international codes, explaining how the codes work, why they were invented, and how they have been cracked. The few competitive books available define codes all too narrowly. This exciting and eye-opening book looks at all the myriad codes that are hidden in plain view: alphabets, religious imagery, maps, diagrams, etiquette, gang signs, text messaging . . . even the iPod in your pocket and the carpet under your feet have codes to impart!

Publisher: San Francisco : Weldon Owen, c2012
ISBN: 9781616284626
1616284625
Characteristics: 279 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Lunde, Paul 1943-

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