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REVIEW: "Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing", Martin Gardner

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  • Rob, grandpa of Ryan, Trevor, Devon & Han
    BKCOCISW.RVW 20101229 Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing , Martin Gardner, 1972, 0-486-24761-9, U$4.95/C$7.50 %A Martin Gardner %C 31 East 2nd St.,
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      BKCOCISW.RVW 20101229

      "Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing", Martin Gardner, 1972,
      0-486-24761-9, U$4.95/C$7.50
      %A Martin Gardner
      %C 31 East 2nd St., Mineola, NY 11501
      %D 1972
      %G 0-486-24761-9
      %I Dover Publications
      %O U$4.95/C$7.50 www.DoverPublications.com
      %O http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0486247619/robsladesinterne
      %O http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0486247619/robsladesin03-20
      %O Audience n- Tech 1 Writing 2 (see revfaq.htm for explanation)
      %P 96 p.
      %T "Codes, Ciphers and Secret Writing"

      This brief pamphlet outlines some of the simple permutation and
      substitution ciphers that have been used over time. The emphasis is
      on the clever little tricks that go into making ciphers slightly
      harder to crack. None of the algorithms are terribly sophisticated,
      and exercises are given at the end of each chapter. Instructions are
      given for decrypting some of the ciphers, even if you don't know the

      Two additional chapters address related topics. The first deals with
      various forms of secret writing, such as invisible inks, or
      steganographic messages. The last chapter briefly examines the
      problem of creating messages that unknown people, with unknown
      languages, may be able to solve (such as sending messages to the

      None of the material is strenuous, but this may be a nice start before
      moving on to a work such as Gaines "Cryptanalysis" (cf. BKCRPTAN.RVW).

      copyright, Robert M. Slade 2010 BKCOCISW.RVW 20101229

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