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Did you ever want to send a message that only your friend can read? Or did you want to try and uncover a secret communication from someone else? If so, then here's everything you need to know about creating and cracking codes--from the simplest substitution messages to the secrets of the well-known World War II coding contraption, the amazing Enigma Machine! The book includes information about: Substitution codesScrambling codesCodes containing unrecognizable symbolsOther message systems such as Morse code and flagsAnd how to make your own Enigma machine! You'll be thrilled as this amusing book takes you on a codebreaking adventure, learning ways to decode both simple and difficult puzzles, as well as provides you with a history on the cryptology. Filled with tips and enjoyable illustrations by Ian Baker, Codes will have you sending secret messages in no time.
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Kjartan Poskitt is an author and BBC children's award show host. His children's books have been translated into about 30 languages and include the Murderous Maths series of books as well as books on space, puzzles, codes, magic, five historical musicals and several funny novels including the Agatha Parrot series. As well as touring with his math and space shows, he's been a TV presenter, piano player, and has composed several TV theme songs. He was born and lives in York, England with his wife and four daughters. Ian Baker is a professional cartoonist working in the fields of press, greeting cards, illustration, advertising and television. His illustrations have appeared in publications for Private Eye, Reader's Digest, National Lampoon, Nickelodeon, The Spectator, Prospect, Emotional Rescue, Paperlink, Gibson Hanson, BBC, Saga Magazine, and more.

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