Secret messages, encoded predictions, cryptic clues never have cryptogram puzzles been so popular, fueled by phenomena like The Da Vinci Code and Bible Code. From award-winning cryptographer and game developer Elonka Dunin, here is a major new collection of brain teasing cryptograms and other enciphered challenges to satisfy every level of puzzle aficionado. The Mammoth Book of Secret Codes and Cryptograms contains over 400 encoded puzzles, ranging from easy substitution puzzles and messages or quotations in code where each letter stands for another, to fiendishly difficult ciphers. This book also includes helpful tips and pointers, plus famous unsolved real-world cryptograms like the Dorabella cipher, Kryptos fourth section, Zodiac killer ciphers, Linear A, and Rongorongo script to ensure that the challenge never ends.
Table of Contents
|Part 1||Simple Cryptograms||5|
|Part 2||The Secret Code Challenge||355|
|Not So Easy||356|
|Xenocrypts - Other Languages||455|
|Part 3||Famous Unsolved Codes and Ciphers||467|
|Zodiac Killer Ciphers||495|
|Morse Code Table||572|
|English Frequency Tables||573|
|Xenocrypt Frequency Charts||577|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.