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Lost Cipher

Author : Michael Oechsle
ISBN : 9780807580646
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lucas has just lost his father in Afghanistan and to help him cope, his grandmother sends him to Camp Kawani. While there, he learns of the lost treasure of Thomas Jefferson Beale, a local legend of a hoard of gold buried in the mountains 200 years ago. The location is encrypted in a set of codes no one has ever been able to decipher. Lucas becomes obsessed with finding the gold to save his home and leads his newfound friends into a dangerous mission into the wilderness to uncover it.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Lost Cipher

Author : Michael Oechsle
ISBN : 9781504032278
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In this tale of loss, friendship, adventure, and survival, Lucas and his fellow campers must find a treasure—and strength in one another. Lucas’s father has recently died in Afghanistan, and, to help him cope, his grandmother sends him to Camp Kawani, a camp for kids who have lost a parent. While there, he hears about the local legend of Thomas Jefferson Beale. Beale supposedly hid a hoard of gold in the mountains two hundred years before. The location is encrypted in a set of codes no one has ever been able to decipher. When Lucas and his newfound friends decide to track down the treasure, they embark on a mission that could be too dangerous to survive. Part heart-rending story of grief, part compelling adventure, this story shows how friends are there to help navigate hardship—and treasure hunts.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Lectures On Data Security

Author : Ivan Damgard
ISBN : 9783540657576
Genre : Computers
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This tutorial volume is based on a summer school on cryptology and data security held in Aarhus, Denmark, in July 1998. The ten revised lectures presented are devoted to core topics in modern cryptololgy. In accordance with the educational objectives of the school, elementary introductions are provided to central topics, various examples are given of the problems encountered, and this is supplemented with solutions, open problems, and reference to further reading. The resulting book is ideally suited as an up-to-date introductory text for students and IT professionals interested in modern cryptology.
Category: Computers

Analysis And Design Of Stream Ciphers

Author : Rainer A. Rueppel
ISBN : 9783642828652
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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It is now a decade since the appearance of W. Diffie and M. E. Hellmann's startling paper, "New Directions in Cryptography". This paper not only established the new field of public-key cryptography but also awakened scientific interest in secret-key cryptography, a field that had been the almost exclusive domain of secret agencies and mathematical hobbyist. A number of ex cellent books on the science of cryptography have appeared since 1976. In the main, these books thoroughly treat both public-key systems and block ciphers (i. e. secret-key ciphers with no memo ry in the enciphering transformation) but give short shrift to stream ciphers (i. e. , secret-key ciphers wi th memory in the enciphering transformation). Yet, stream ciphers, such as those . implemented by rotor machines, have played a dominant role in past cryptographic practice, and, as far as I can determine, re main still the workhorses of commercial, military and diplomatic secrecy systems. My own research interest in stream ciphers found a natural re sonance in one of my doctoral students at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Rainer A. Rueppe1. As Rainer was completing his dissertation in late 1984, the question arose as to where he should publish the many new results on stream ciphers that had sprung from his research.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Western Union And The Creation Of The American Corporate Order 1845 1893

Author : Joshua D. Wolff
ISBN : 9781107012288
Genre : History
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This work chronicles the rise of Western Union Telegraph from its origins in the helter-skelter ferment of antebellum capitalism to its apogee as the first corporation to monopolize an industry on a national scale. The battles that raged over Western Union's monopoly on nineteenth-century American telecommunications - in Congress, in courts, and in the press - illuminate the fierce tensions over the rising power of corporations after the Civil War and the reshaping of American political economy. The telegraph debate reveals that what we understand as the normative relationship between private capital and public interest is the product of a historical process that was neither inevitable nor uncontested. Western Union's monopoly was not the result of market logic or a managerial revolution, but the conscious creation of entrepreneurs protecting their investments. In the process, these entrepreneurs elevated economic liberalism above traditional republican principles of public interest and helped create a new corporate order.
Category: History

Complete Works Of Stanley J Weyman Delphi Classics

Author : Stanley J. Weyman
Genre : Fiction
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Regarded as the "Prince of Romance" in his day, Stanley J. Weyman wrote exciting swashbuckling novels in the vein of Alexandre Dumas, winning the admiration of readers across the world. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Weyman’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare novels, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Weyman’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels * ALL 27 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous novels are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Weyman’s rare later novels, including MADAM CONSTANTIA and THE LIVELY PEGGY – available in no other collection * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels THE HOUSE OF THE WOLF THE NEW RECTOR THE STORY OF FRANCIS CLUDDE A GENTLEMAN OF FRANCE THE MAN IN BLACK MY LADY ROTHA UNDER THE RED ROBE FROM THE MEMOIRS OF A MINISTER OF FRANCE THE RED COCKADE A LITTLE WIZARD FOR THE CAUSE SHREWSBURY THE CASTLE INN WHEN LOVE CALLS SOPHIA COUNT HANNIBAL THE LONG NIGHT THE ABBESS OF VLAYE STARVECROW FARM CHIPPINGE BOROUGH THE WILD GEESE THE GREAT HOUSE MADAM CONSTANTIA OVINGTON’S BANK THE TRAVELLER IN THE FUR CLOAK QUEEN’S FOLLY THE LIVELY PEGGY The Shorter Fiction THE KING’S STRATAGEM AND OTHER STORIES THE SNOWBALL IN KINGS’ BYWAYS LAID UP IN LAVENDER The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
Category: Fiction

Fast Software Encryption

Author : Eli Biham
ISBN : 9783540692430
Genre : Computers
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This volume constitutes the strictly refereed post-workshop proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Fast Software Encryption, FSE'97, held in Haifa, Israel, in January 1997. The 23 full papers presented were carefully selected from 44 submissions and revised for inclusion in the book. Also contained is a summary of a panel discussion. The papers are organized in sections on cryptanalysis, blockciphers, stream ciphers, message authentication codes, modes of operation, and fast software encryption. Particular emphasis is placed on applicability and implementation issues of fast cryptography.
Category: Computers

From The Memoirs Of A Minister Of France

Author : Stanley Weyman
ISBN : 9781425022884
Genre : Fiction
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A marvellous collection of twelve short stories set in the backdrop of Henry IV's reign. These historical romances chronicle the various thrilling experiences of Duc de Sully, Henry's Prime Minister. A masterpiece of the swashbuckling genre, the book brilliantly captures the true spirit of the sixteenth century life.
Category: Fiction