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Publisher Comments:

This fascinating book shows would-be cryptanalysts and puzzle fans of all ages how to invent codes and decipher secret messages — just like an undercover agent! From ciphers used by Julius Caesar ("Moving Ahead") and the Spartans of ancient Greece, to codes of the Rosicrucian secret society and even Sherlock Holmes, these stimulating brain-teasers demonstrate how to create cryptic messages that incorporate a revolving circle, a key letter, dots and pinpricks, grills, patterns, and wheels. Perhaps you'll want to try the Pigpen cipher of the Civil War, or the mysterious Ticktacktoe. You'll also discover how to experiment with secret inks that make messages invisible. For practice, the author has included a number of projects that include all the codes described in the book.

Synopsis:

Fascinating, easy-to-understand book for would-be cryptanalysts of all ages teaches how to invent and decipher a host of codes and secret messages, including the "Moving Ahead" cipher used by Julius Caesar; dots and pinpricks, as used by the secret Rosicrucian society; and even a system used by Sherlock Holmes. 14 black-and-white illustrations.

Synopsis:

Fascinating, easy-to-understand book for would-be cryptanalysts of all ages teaches how to invent and decipher a host of codes and secret messages, including the "Moving Ahead" cipher used by Julius Caesar; dots and pinpricks, as used by the secret Rosicrucian society; and even a system used by Sherlock Holmes. 14 black-and-white illustrations.

Table of Contents

Terms Used in This Book

Moving Ahead

Using a Key Letter

Five-Letter Words

Secrets of a Bishop

Around and Around

Secrecy in Numbers

Dots and Pinpricks

The Ticktacktoe Cipher

Open Spaces

The Crossword Grill

Pretty Patterns

The Revolving Circle

Secret Inks

Code-Breaking

Aids to Code-Breaking

Practice Activities

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486420981
Author:
Lamb, Geoffrey Frederick
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Lamb, Geoffrey
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Puzzles
Subject:
Cryptography
Subject:
Ciphers
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Reference-Writing as a Business
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Children's Activity Books
Series Volume:
no. 300
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.22 lb
Age Level:
from 9 to 12

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Fascinating, easy-to-understand book for would-be cryptanalysts of all ages teaches how to invent and decipher a host of codes and secret messages, including the "Moving Ahead" cipher used by Julius Caesar; dots and pinpricks, as used by the secret Rosicrucian society; and even a system used by Sherlock Holmes. 14 black-and-white illustrations.
"Synopsis" by ,
Fascinating, easy-to-understand book for would-be cryptanalysts of all ages teaches how to invent and decipher a host of codes and secret messages, including the "Moving Ahead" cipher used by Julius Caesar; dots and pinpricks, as used by the secret Rosicrucian society; and even a system used by Sherlock Holmes. 14 black-and-white illustrations.
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