Unsolved! : (Record no. 162145)

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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
control field 20171004141802.0
008 - FIXED-LENGTH DATA ELEMENTS--GENERAL INFORMATION
fixed length control field 161128s2017 nju b 001 0 eng
010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number 2016027673
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780691167671 (hardback)
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency DLC
Language of cataloging eng
Transcribing agency DLC
Description conventions rda
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Authentication code pcc
050 00 - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CALL NUMBER
Classification number Z104
Item number .B33 2017
084 ## - OTHER CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number COM083000
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-- MAT025000
Number source bisacsh
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Bauer, Craig P.
Relator term author
9 (RLIN) 8022
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title Unsolved! :
Remainder of title the history and mystery of the world's greatest ciphers from ancient Egypt to online secret societies /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Craig Bauer.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Princeton ;
-- Oxford :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Princeton University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. c2017.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent x, 620 pages :
Other physical details illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ;
Dimensions 25 centimetres.
336 ## - CONTENT TYPE
Content type term text
Content type code txt
Source rdacontent
337 ## - MEDIA TYPE
Media type term unmediated
Media type code n
Source rdamedia
338 ## - CARRIER TYPE
Carrier type term volume
Carrier type code nc
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504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references (pages 557-598) and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note A king's quest -- Ancient ciphers -- Dorabella -- Zodiac -- More killer ciphers -- From the victims -- From beyond the grave? -- A challenge cipher -- More challenge ciphers -- Long ciphers -- ET and RSA.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "In 1953, a man was found dead from cyanide poisoning near the Philadelphia airport with a picture of a Nazi aircraft in his wallet. Taped to his abdomen was an enciphered message. In 1912, a book dealer named Wilfrid Voynich came into possession of an illuminated cipher manuscript once belonging to Emperor Rudolf II, who was obsessed with alchemy and the occult. Wartime codebreakers tried--and failed--to unlock the book's secrets, and it remains an enigma to this day. In this lively and entertaining book, Craig Bauer examines these and other vexing ciphers yet to be cracked. Some may reveal the identity of a spy or serial killer, provide the location of buried treasure, or expose a secret society--while others may be elaborate hoaxes. Unsolved! begins by explaining the basics of cryptology, and then explores the history behind an array of unsolved ciphers. It looks at ancient ciphers, ciphers created by artists and composers, ciphers left by killers and victims, Cold War ciphers, and many others. Some are infamous, like the ciphers in the Zodiac letters, while others were created purely as intellectual challenges by figures such as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard P. Feynman. Bauer lays out the evidence surrounding each cipher, describes the efforts of geniuses and eccentrics--in some cases both--to decipher it, and invites readers to try their hand at puzzles that have stymied so many others. Unsolved! takes readers from the ancient world to the digital age, providing an amazing tour of many of history's greatest unsolved ciphers"--
Assigning source Provided by publisher.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Ciphers
General subdivision History.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Ciphers
Form subdivision Problems, exercises, etc.
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942 ## - ADDED ENTRY ELEMENTS (KOHA)
Source of classification or shelving scheme
999 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBERS (KOHA)
Koha biblionumber 162145
Koha biblioitemnumber 162145
Holdings
Withdrawn status Lost status Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Permanent location Current location Shelving location Date acquired Total Checkouts Total Renewals Full call number Barcode Date last seen Date last checked out Cost, replacement price Koha item type
        Science & Technology Studies Collection Science Museum London Science Museum London Dana Research Centre Library: Books 2017-10-02 1 7 003.26:93 BAUER 2402380322 2020-01-17 2017-11-21 0.00 Book