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The Top Secret History of Codes and Code Breaking

The Top Secret History of Codes and Code Breaking

Explore the history of codes from The Haircut Code, used by the Persians to convey messages in war, to Ancient Hebrew ciphers, pictorial codes of the Egyptians Mayans to letter codes in ancient Rome and substitution ciphers used in Tudor England when the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots was being planned. Find out about modern-day codes, such as tennis players Laura Robson and Heather Watson’s ‘back slang’ when playing doubles and computer codes in the 21st century including the safety of passwords.

The title will feature strange-but-true facts that are real-life extraordinary stories of codes and their code breakers and ‘Code Cracker’ practical activities show how you can build or solve your own codes!
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Genre: Children's, Teenage & Educational / Children's / Teenage: General Non-fiction / History & The Past: General Interest (children's

On Sale: 13th October 2016

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9780750298858


Children will enjoy the practical activities and the chance to break a range of codes themselves in Code Breaker's Corners.
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This brief, comprehensive chronicle is informative and enetertaining. The clear explanations of various codes, admirably illustrate with equal clarity, each have practical exercises attached, which are great fun to complete. This rich and varied field of activity is covered with enthusiasm. This instrucitve book should inspire much creative and enjoyable classroom work.
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