The Top Secret History of Codes and Code Breaking

The Top Secret History of Codes and Code Breaking

by Roy Apps


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750298841
Publisher: Hachette Children's
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 899,176
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 9 - 11 Years

About the Author

Roy Apps is the author of more than fifty children's books, including The Twitches, Fang Gang and How To Handle. He is the author of the highly successful Dream to Win series for Franklin Watts.
His novel The Secret Summer of Daniel Lyons won The Writers' Guild Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Awards. It is now a successful musical.
Roy writes extensively for radio, theatre and TV. In 2001 he was awarded a BAFTA for his children's TV work, which includes Byker Grove, The Ghost Hunter and Barmy Aunt Boomerang.
Roy visits schools, libraries and bookshops to read from his books and to share the secrets of The Shed in Your Head . He runs Writing Projects for all ages and over the last few years has helped young and new writers make books, stage plays, films, performance poetry and most recently, an opera.

Table of Contents

Why We Need Codes (Shhh! It's a Secret) 4

Picture Codes 6

Invisible Messages 8

Gnitirw Sdrawkcab and Other Letter Codes 10

Smoke Signals and Ciphers 12

Help! My Code Has Been Cracked! 14

The Unbreakable Code 16

I Don't Understand a Word You're Saying! 18

The Most Useful Code Ever Invented 20

The Analytical Engine 22

The Enigma Machine 24

The Computer as Big as a Room 26

To Infinity and Beyond 28

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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