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The code book for young people [electronic resource] : How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It. Simon Singh.

Singh, Simon. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780375890123 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2002.

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General Note: Title from eBook information screen..
Summary, etc.: For those curious about Alan Turing, breaking Nazi Germany's Enigma Code, or The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Simon Singh's The Code Book for Young People has all you need to know about the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history's most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing. Accessible, compelling, and timely, this international bestseller, now adapted for young people, is sure to make readers see the past--and the future--in a whole new way.From the Hardcover edition.
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 12
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
11.2 ATOS Level
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2205 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 7412 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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