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Cryptorunes: Codes and Secret Writing

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Synopsis:

The One Hundred language puzzles in this book are rendered in an assortment of runic alphabets — some in the traditional Norse runes and many in beautiful new runic characters. Some puzzles are simple, others very difficult, and their encrypted messages swing from silly to curious to profound.

But Cryptorunes is much more than a book of puzzles. You'll also find engaging notes on runic alphabets and the ancient cultures from which they arose, a brief history of cryptography, guidelines for creating and solving many kinds of codes, and a wildly imaginative (but disturbingly plausible) story about the first extraterrestrial message to reach Earth. In addition to the answers, the book offers a Clues section for those who are almost able to solve a given cryptogram.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764912511
Subtitle:
(codes and secret writing )
Author:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Publisher:
Pomegranate Communications
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Runes
Series Volume:
98-2
Publication Date:
c2000
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
99 p.
Dimensions:
10.11x8.13x.37 in. .67 lbs.

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Product details 99 p. pages Pomegranate Communications - English 9780764912511 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The One Hundred language puzzles in this book are rendered in an assortment of runic alphabets — some in the traditional Norse runes and many in beautiful new runic characters. Some puzzles are simple, others very difficult, and their encrypted messages swing from silly to curious to profound.

But Cryptorunes is much more than a book of puzzles. You'll also find engaging notes on runic alphabets and the ancient cultures from which they arose, a brief history of cryptography, guidelines for creating and solving many kinds of codes, and a wildly imaginative (but disturbingly plausible) story about the first extraterrestrial message to reach Earth. In addition to the answers, the book offers a Clues section for those who are almost able to solve a given cryptogram.

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