Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography

Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography

Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography

Can You Crack the Code?: A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography

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Overview

2020 AAAS/Subaru Prize for Excellence in Science Books: winner in the category of Hands-On Science Book
2021 NCTE Mathical Book Prize Honor Book for Grades 6-8

Codes can carry big secrets! Throughout history, lots of good guys and lots of bad guys have used codes to keep their messages under wraps. This fun and flippable nonfiction features stories of hidden treasures, war-time maneuverings, and contemporary hacking as well as explaining the mechanics behind the codes in accessible and kid friendly forms. Sidebars call out activities that invite the reader to try their own hand at cracking and crafting their own secret messages. This is the launch of an exciting new series that invites readers into a STEM topic through compelling historical anecdotes, scientific backup, and DIY projects.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681195148
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 363,458
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Ella Schwartz is a government anti-hacking professional and is dedicated to encouraging more young people, especially girls, to explore STEM fields. She lives in Long Beach, New York.
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