Chester Nez, the last surviving member of the original twenty-nine code talkers, discusses his life growing up in the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo reservation, and shares the story of how he helped the United States develop and implement a secret military language based on his native language during World War II that became the only unbroken code in modern warfare
Learn to solve compelling and challenging puzzles to uncover secrets and conspiracy plots! Walk in the footprints of a symbologist by solving everything from the simplest puzzles to fiendishly difficult ciphers, using secret codes and lost symbols
Still reeling from the disappearance of his lover, a brilliant code-breaker is summoned to Blechley Park, Britain's top-secret intelligence campus. Now he must face his toughest assignment--crack the Nazis' infamous Engima codes. Putting together the pieces of a puzzle, he discovers the reason for his lover's disappearance to U-boats closing in on Allied cargo ships to a mass grave in Poland
The squaw of the hippopotamus : Pythagoras's theorem -- Shortening the proceedings : logarithms -- Ghosts of departed quantities : calculus -- The system of the world : Newton's law of gravity -- Portent of the ideal world : the sqaure root of minus one -- Much ado about knotting : Euler's formula for polyhedra -- Patterns of chance : normal distribution -- Good vibrations : wave equation -- Ripples and blips : Fourier transform -- The ascent of humanity : Navier-Stokes equation -- Waves in the ether : Maxwell's equations -- Law and disorder : second law of thermodynamics -- One thing is absolute : relativity -- Quantum weirdness : Schrödinger equation -- Codes, communications, and computers : information theory -- The imbalance of nature : chaos theory -- The Midas formula : Black-Scholes equation
Search engine indexing: finding needles in the world's biggest haystack -- PageRank: the technology that launched Google -- Public key cryptography: sending secrets on a postcard -- Error-correcting codes: mistakes that fix themselves -- Pattern recognition: learning from experience -- Data compression: something for nothing -- Databases: the quest for consistency -- Digital signatures: who really wrote this software? -- What is computable?
This illustrated encyclopedia surveys the history and development of code-making and code-breaking in all areas of culture and society from hieroglyphs and runes to DNA, the Zodiac Killer, graffiti, and beyond.
The Italian Renaissance is remembered as much for intrigue as it is for art, with papal politics and infighting among Italy's many city-states. A five hundred year old letter, recently decoded, gives a glimpse into what was really going on.
"With games to play and puzzles to solve this is a maths book for all ages from 1-101. In The Number Mysteries you will learn everything from how to better your chances at Rock, Paper, Scissors and break uncrackable codes, to uncovering the shape of the universe and predict the future. It will also show you how maths really is at the heart of everything that we do."--Publisher's description