The Mammoth Book of Secret Codes and Cryptograms: Over 600 Mystery Codes to Be Cracked!

The Mammoth Book of Secret Codes and Cryptograms: Over 600 Mystery Codes to Be Cracked!

by Elonka Dunin

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$14.95

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786717262
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/10/2006
Series: Mammoth Book Of Series
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 4.98(w) x 7.62(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Cryptography 1012
Part 1Simple Cryptograms5
First Steps6
Easy 10015
Hidden Keys123
Cryptogram Carnival139
Part 2The Secret Code Challenge355
Not So Easy356
Challenging381
Fiendish417
Grab Bag445
Xenocrypts - Other Languages455
Part 3Famous Unsolved Codes and Ciphers467
Beale Ciphers469
Voynich Manuscript489
Zodiac Killer Ciphers495
Dorabella Cipher497
Kryptos499
Phaistos Disk505
The Keys507
The Solutions527
Helpful References571
Morse Code Table572
English Frequency Tables573
Xenocrypt Frequency Charts577
Recommended Reading582
Acknowledgements586
Glossary588
Index596

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The Mammoth Book of Secret Codes and Cryptograms: Over 600 Mystery Codes to Be Cracked! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is strongly recommended for someone who likes to crack codes. From "Da Vinci style codes and ciphers" to "Real-life unsolved codes and undeciphered scripts". This book includes letter frequency charts in five different languages, the answers to the codes, and more.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Elonka Dunin, one of the sharpest cryptographers of this or any other age, has created a superb tutorial of cryptography --an entire classroom in a single book! A reader can be at any level of skill in crytography and achieve full enjoyment of this marvelous work. Excellent coverage of the latest in cryptograms, including Da Vinci codes and the hardest puzzle to challenge experts in a decade: KRYPTOS (Google it!) This book could be your training ground for solving the best of unsolved cryptograms of this and recent centuries.