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The Secrets of Codes Understanding the World of Hidden Messages by Paul Lunde

The Secrets of Codes Understanding the World of Hidden Messages

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The Secrets of Codes Understanding the World of Hidden Messages by Paul Lunde

This is an exciting and entertaining global investigation that explores the history and mystery of coded information and how it's been harnessed. The book includes a comprehensive survey of international codes explaining how codes and ciphers work, why they were invented and how they have been cracked. The book is highly illustrated with over 500 photographs and illustrations including visual galleries of graphic codes and in-depth analyses of secret communications. The result is a fascinating book whose scope covers everything from hieroglypics and naval pennants to stained glass windows and heraldic shields. Anyone who enjoyed The Da Vinci Code will be enthralled by this book.


'A fascinating exploration of the world of hidden messages...the subject matter is so intriguing and its presentation so visual...Highly recommended for any would-be sleuth.'
Books for Keeps (January 2010)

'There are 279 pages, crammed with text and often intriguing illustrations. Fortunately, it also has a decent index and useful glossary. This book will be relevant to a diverse range of readers'
The Guide To Children

's Books, Carousel (March 2010)'

About the Author

Paul Lunde is a gifted linguist who has lived all over the world. He has translated many books and has a special interest in the outer fringes of cultural history.

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Book Info

Publication date

16th September 2009


Paul Lunde

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A & C Black Publishers Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


288 pages


Coding theory & cryptology



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