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    The book of codes : understanding the world of hidden messages : an illustrated guide to signs, symbols, ciphers, and secret languages / Paul Lunde, general editor.
    Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2009.
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    Lunde, Paul, 1943-
    ISBN: 
    9780520260139 (cloth : alk. paper)
    0520260139
    Bib #: 
    705620
    Description: 
    279 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
    Contents: 
    The first codes -- Sects, symbols, and secret societies -- Codes for secrecy -- Communicating at distance -- Codes of war -- Codes of the underworld -- Encoding the world -- Codes of civilization -- Codes of commerce -- Codes of human behavior -- Visual codes -- Imaginary codes Modern magic and mayhem ; The Bible code ; The Beale Papers ; Mystery and imagination ; Fantasy codes ; Doomsday codes -- The digital age.
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    "A Weldon Owen production"--T.p. verso.
    Summary: 
    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.
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