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Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers | [Gary Blackwood]

Mysterious Messages: A History of Codes and Ciphers

History's amazing secrets and codes, and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history's most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and the Navajo code talkers.
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History's amazing secrets and codes, and how to crack them yourself. This fascinating look at history's most mysterious messages is packed with puzzles to decode and ciphers that kids can use themselves. Here are the encrypted notes of Spartan warriors, the brilliant code-crackers of Elizabeth I, secret messages of the American Revolution, spy books of the Civil War, the famous Enigma Machine, and the Navajo code talkers. As computers change the way we communicate, codes today are more intriguing than ever. From invisible ink to the CIA, this exciting trip through history is a hands-on, interactive experience, so get cracking!

©2009 Gary Blackwood (P)2011 Recorded Books

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    "Needs a PDF to show missing info from book"

    I know very little about this subject, so I enjoyed learning about the history. BUT there are constant references to tables and examples that are in the printed version but invisible to the listener of the audio version. This begs for a PDF that shows the visuals referred to in the book that aren't available on the audio..

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