Codes and Ciphers: An A to Z of Covert Communication, from the Clay Tablet to the Microdot

Codes and Ciphers: An A to Z of Covert Communication, from the Clay Tablet to the Microdot

by Fred B. Wrixon
     
 

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Library Journal
This is a dictionary of people, terminology, events, code systems, and organizations related to cryptography. Easy-to-understand entries, with cross references, traces the development of codes and cyphers and the role they plaed in diplomatic, military, and business history. They also feature explanations of how to encrypt and decipher simple codes. Although international in scope, most of the entries concern the United States. The book features charts and a three-part bibliography of books, articles, and government documents, but having citations for suggested readings at the end of the main entries would have been useful. Suitable for anyone wanting general information on this fascinating field, this source is recommended for general reference collections; public libraries may also want a copy to circulate.-- Daniel K. Blewett, Loyola Univ. Lib., Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132770477
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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