Cryptography: Code Making and Code Breaking: The History of Cryptography, 1st Edition

  • Susan Meyer
  • Published By: Rosen Young Adult
  • ISBN-10: 1508173052
  • ISBN-13: 9781508173052
  • DDC: 652.809
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The intriguing tale of cryptography stretches all the way back into ancient times and has been evolving ever since. From Julius Caesar to the modern cryptography of computers, readers will be enraptured by the stories and examples of how some of the greatest minds of history have figured out how to make and break codes. Engaging text includes samples of codes throughout the lively story of cryptography. Readers will quickly become absorbed by this fast-paced, code-cracking history chock-full of mystery and intrigue.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Shifty Caesar and Other Codes from the Classical Age.
2: Code Making and Breaking from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
3: Solving the Unsolvable: The Vigenère Cipher.
4: America Takes on Cryptography.
5: The World at War.
6: Decryption in the Digital Age.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.