Codes, Ciphers, and Other Cryptic and Clandestine Communication: Making and Breaking Secret Messages from Hieroglyphs to the Internet

Overview

Learn the fascinating world of codes—from deciphering ancient hieroglyphics to cipher machines used in the world wars to computer cryptology for encoding financial transactions. The making and breaking of codes has shaped history. Every section is a dramatic story with thrilling narratives and detailed descriptions of code development.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (20) from $1.99   
  • Used (20) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 20 (2 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(24962)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7942)

Condition: Very Good
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has appearance of only minimal use. All pages are undamaged with no significant creases or tears. With pride from Motor City. ... All books guaranteed. Best Service, Best Prices. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Brownstown, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(11351)

Condition: Good
Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. A tradition of southern quality and service. All books ... guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% recyclable. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Atlanta, GA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7651)

Condition: Very Good
Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Sail the Seas of Value

Ships from: Windsor Locks, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(3001)

Condition: Good
Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Biggest little used bookstore in the world.

Ships from: Reno, NV

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(5961)

Condition: Good
This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Blue Cloud Books ??? Hot deals from the land of the sun.

Ships from: Phoenix, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7972)

Condition: Good
Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. ... Recycle and Reuse. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Portland, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(4165)

Condition: Good
Reprint Good [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ] [ Edition: Reprint ] Publisher: Barnes & Noble Pub Date: 1/1/2004 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 704.

Ships from: College Park, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(1379)

Condition: Good
1998 Hardcover Good Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy ... with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Las Cruces, NM

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(4420)

Condition: Acceptable
Dust Cover Missing. Free State Books. Never settle for less.

Ships from: Halethorpe, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 20 (2 pages)
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Learn the fascinating world of codes—from deciphering ancient hieroglyphics to cipher machines used in the world wars to computer cryptology for encoding financial transactions. The making and breaking of codes has shaped history. Every section is a dramatic story with thrilling narratives and detailed descriptions of code development.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760754788
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/23/2004
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.44 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 2.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Fred B. Wrixon is an expert in codes, military history and espionage. He has written three books including Codes, Ciphers and Secret Languages, Codes and Ciphers and 2440 Questions and Answers. He often spends his free time exchanging code deciphering puzzles with friends. He lives in the Ohio River Valley.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

CIPHERS

Transposition Ciphers

Reverse Transposition

Reverse Variations

Geometric Ciphers

Route Transpositions

Rail Fence

Variations on the Rail Fence

Horizontal Routes

Alternate Horizontals

Vertical Routes

Alternate Verticals

Diagonal Routes

Alternate Diagonals

Clockwise Routes

Counterclockwise Routes

Columnar Transposition

Interrupted Columnar

Diagonal Columnar

Double Columnar

Four Corner Transposition

Triangle and Trapezoid Transpositions

World Transposition

SUBSTITUTION CIPHERS

Monoalphabetic Substitution

Shift Ciphers

Shift Cipher with Keyword

Keyphrase Ciphers

Random Substitution Ciphers

Charlemagne's Cipher

Zodiac Cipher

Mary Queen of Scots Cipher

Chvalier de Rohan's Cipher

Rose Greenhow's Cipher

Edgar Allan Poe's "Gold Bug" Cipher

Sherlock Holmes "Adventures of the Dancing Men" Cipher

The Shadow's Ciphers

Geometric Ciphers

Rosicrucian Cipher

Freemason's Cipher

Alphanumeric Ciphers

Franklin-Dumas CIpher

"The Man from Scotland Yard" Cipher

Mulltiliteral Forms

Polybius Checkerboard

Elizabeth Van Lew's Cipher

Knock Cipher

Multiliteral Variatons

Multiple Equivalents

Variants

Multiliteral Ciphers with Keyword

Multiliteral Tables

Russian Nihilist Cipher

Straddling Checkerboard

Polyalphabetic Substituton

Disks

Alberti's Disk

Porta's Disk

Tableux

Trithemius's Tabula Recta

Vigenere's Table

Key Progression

Marie Antoinette's Cipher

Variations of Vigenere's Table

Gronsfeld Cipher

Beaufort Cipher

Polygraphic Ciphers

Porta's Digraphic Cipher

Playfair Cipher

Two-square Cipher

Four-Square Cipher

Trigraphic Ciphers

Algebraic Ciphers

Fractionating Ciphers

Aperiodic Fractionating Ciphers

Periodic Encipoherment

Tripartite Fractionating Ciphers

Bifid Cipher

ADFGX

ADFGVX

CIPHER DEVICES AND MACHINES

Cipher Devices

Thomas Jefferson's Wheel Cypher

Wadsworth's Device

Wheatstone's Cryptograph

Saint-Cyr Slide

Cylindrical Cryptograph

Pletts's Device

M-138 And M-138A

M-94

Advancements in Cipher Machines

M-209

Electrically Wired Rotors

Edward Hebern's Electric Code Machine

Elecronic cipher machine (ECM) and ECM Mark II

Sigaba

Enigma

Typex

Colossus

Red

Alphabetical Typewriter '97 And The Purple Analog

Unbreakable Ciphers

Baudot Code/Vernam Cipher

Mauborgne's One-Time System

One-Time Pads

VIC Cipher

Computer Cryptography

Data Encryption Standard

Two-Key Cryptography

RSA Cryptoalgorithm

Authentication

Key Generation

Quantum Cryptography

Fundamentals of Quantum Computation

Quantum Cryptography

Cryptanalysis

Cryptanalytic Techniques

Hints For Breaking Polyalphabetic Ciphers

CODES

Nomenclators

How To Make A Nomenclator

Benjamin Tallmadge's Nomenclator

XYZ Nomenclator

James Madison's Nomenclators

Book Codes

How To Make A Book Code

Benedict Arnold's Book Code

Nicholas Trist's Book Code

Presidential Election of 1876

Codebooks

How To Make A One-Part Code

How To Make A Two-Part Code

Early State Department Codes

State Department Code of 1867

Chief Signal Officer's Code (Circa 1871)

The Cipher of the Department of State

The Cipher of the Deparmtent of State (1899)

Green Cipher

Codes in World War I

Zimmermann Telegram

American Trench Code

The River Series: Potomac

The River Series: Mohawk

Telephone Code

The Lake Series: Champlain

The Lake Series: Huron

American Radion Service Code No. 1

Choctaw "Codetalkers"

Commercial Codes

The Slater Code

The Acme Code

Murray Teleprinter Process

Q Code

Pre-World War II Codes

Gray Code

Department of State Code A-1

Brown Code

World War II Codes

Black Code

Merchant Ships' Code

The "J" Series

JN25

Native American "Codetalkers"

Quadratic Code

Codes In Everyday Life

Universal Product Code (UPC)

Zip Code

ASCII

Banking Security Codes

Genetic Code

Codebreaking

Breaking Enciphered Codes

SIGNALS

Hand and Arm Signals

Naval Flaghoist Signals

Hand-Held Signaling Systems:

Flags, Disks and Torches

Light Signals

Constant Illumination Signals

Pyrotechnic and Chronosemic Systems

Reflected and Flashed Light

Mechanical Signaling Systems

Hand-Held Semaphore

Technical Advancemenets

The Electronic War Zone:

Signals Security and Signals Intelligence

STEGANOGRAPHY

Technical Methods of Concealment

Invisible Inks

How to Make an Invisible Ink

Cryptophotographic Techniques

Microdots

Linguistic Concealments

Semagrams

Semagrams in Writing

Grilles

Null Ciphers

Jargon Codes

Modern Transmissions Security

Laser And Infrared Technology

Pulse Code Modulation

Burst/Spurt Transmissions

Spread Spectrum

SCRIPTS & LANGUAGES

Protowriting

Solved Scripts

Deciphring an extinct script

Cuneiform

Decryption

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Decryption

Hittite Cuneiform and Hieroglyphs

Decryption

Linear B

Decryption

Mayan Glyphs

Decryption

Unsolved Scripts

Proto-Elamite

Indus Seals

Linear A

The Phaistos Disk

Etruscan

Rongornogo

Voynich Manuscript

Cryptic Scripts Runes

Ogham

Modern Pictographic Scripts

Chinese

Japanese

Scripts and Signs for Special Interest Groups

Shorthand

Scripts For the Sight-Impaired

Braille

Moon type

Langauges: Invented, International and Artificial

Solresol

Volapuk

Esperanto

Biographies

Alberti, Leon Battista

Bazeries, Etienne

Cardano, Girolamo

Champollion, Jean Francois

Chappe, Claude

Driscoll, Agnes

Evans, Arthur

Fabyan, George

Friedman, Elizabeth

Friedman, William

Hagelin, Boris

Hebern, Edward

Hitt, Parker

Kasiski, Friedrich

Kerkhoffs, Auguste

Kullback, Solomon

Lamphere, Robert

Mauborgne, Joseph

Myer, Albert

Porta, Giovanni

Rawlinson, Henry

Rossignol, Antoinne

Safford, Laurence

Trithemius, Johannes

Ventris, Michael

Vigenere, Blaise de

Wheatstone, Charles

Yardley, Herbert

QUIZZES AND ANSWERS

APPENDIX

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEXKEN

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)