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Did the Masons encode messages in walls—and even in the street plan of Washington, D.C.? Does the Hebrew Bible conceal hidden mysteries? Ingenious methods for encoding secrets have taken many amazing turns through the ages, from the military signals the Romans flashed from hilltop to hilltop, to the computer codes that guard your cash at the ATM. Pierre Berloquin, one of France’s leading puzzle book authors, takes you on a tour of them all in a book full of astonishing historical insights. With more than 150 ...
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Overview


Did the Masons encode messages in walls—and even in the street plan of Washington, D.C.? Does the Hebrew Bible conceal hidden mysteries? Ingenious methods for encoding secrets have taken many amazing turns through the ages, from the military signals the Romans flashed from hilltop to hilltop, to the computer codes that guard your cash at the ATM. Pierre Berloquin, one of France’s leading puzzle book authors, takes you on a tour of them all in a book full of astonishing historical insights. With more than 150 brain-teasing problems for readers to solve for themselves, this is a journey beyond the gee-whiz and deep into the how-to of codes, ciphers, and other secret communication systems.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402728334
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/7/2008
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    Very interesting to read, but not for everyone

    This was a really fun and fascinating book to read. It is not for everyone, however. Those who enjoy reading about the past, history, and codes used throught out history, with a chance to try to break and use all of them, it is a wonderful book. RAAJR

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2009

    very interesting

    i have not yet finished it because i have no time to read anymore but i have read a few chapters and it is very interesting. I am always looking for new knowledge and the codes that are in many of the ordinary things we do today is very enlightening. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys codes or how things evolved to what they are today.

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  • Posted June 8, 2009

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    Interesting but needs editing for errors

    I am enjoying the historical perspective of codes and cryptography, but it is very annoying to have errors in the "Decode" this sections. It is best to try to figure out the codes, but then go to the answers since there are many mistakes and you could never get the answer. Overall, it is very interesting.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    GREAT BOOK!!!!

    I really liked this book, It really made things simple to understand!

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    Posted February 1, 2010

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