Can You Crack the Code?

Can You Crack the Code? A Fascinating History of Ciphers and Cryptography

Paperback (03 Feb 2026)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Codes can carry big secrets! Throughout history, lots of good guys and lots of bad guys have used codes to keep their messages under wraps. This fun and flippable nonfiction features stories of hidden treasures, war-time maneuverings, and contemporary hacking as well as explaining the mechanics behind the codes in accessible and kid friendly forms. Sidebars call out activities that invite the reader to try their own hand at cracking and crafting their own secret messages. This is the launch of an exciting new series that invites readers into a STEM topic through compelling historical anecdotes, scientific backup, and DIY projects.

Book information

ISBN: 9781547605002
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pub date:
DEWEY: 652.8
Language: English
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 454g
Height: 255mm
Width: 205mm
Spine width: 25mm