In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Craig Bauer's Unsolved! It, like his Secret History , is a major contribution to the crypto history literature and a must-read for everybody interested in codebreaking.
Yet in this well-chosen survey of unsolved cryptographic problems, we learn how these and a host of other cipher conundrums are related. Illuminating examples, clear technical explanations, and a brisk writing style combine to make Unsolved! The book's combination of convincing logic and.
We still need answers.
From a still-indecipherable 14th-century manuscript to spy communications to the infamous coded taunts of the Zodiac Killer, Bauer shows how experts try to crack the case. The book discusses, in a story-telling, informative style, a variety of ciphers spanning several millennia. The author does not just summarize the history of these ciphers but also talks about possible solution methods and his own contributions to their investigations.
Bauer caters to newcomers while keeping things interesting for experienced code breakers as well.
This is what Craig Bauer achieved with this book. I am blown away by this book. I have never read a non-fiction book before that is so thrillingly entertaining.
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Not only are these ciphers fascinating individually, but together they provide a comprehensive picture of the different methods and types of encryption, which Bauer explains and guides readers through in turn. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Sauter, former docent at the National Cryptologic Museum "A welcome addition to the growing popular literature on cryptology. Bauer explains concepts very clearly and illustrates them with examples, so that the book is self-contained and requires little prerequisite mathematical or cryptological background knowledge on the part of the reader.
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