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100 Facts Spies


100 Facts Spies

100 Facts Spies

This is a fantastic book for anyone in Grade 6 or above. The book covers admirably all aspects of _Spycraft, _from Hidden Cameras to Hacking to secret writing, to codes and ciphers to Death and Danger. Do you want to be the next James Bond? This book tells you how!

And, for those who have James Bond in their genes, this book even has a chapter on How to Catch a Spy!

The best place to start is the first chapter, What is a Spy? It will list the reasons for spying and famous spies in History and what they accomplished.

Many of our students in Middle School are required to read a Non-Fiction Book, and 100 Facts Spies
would be an excellent choice!

GoodReads had this to say about the book:

"100 Facts Spies covers key topics about secret agents and their missions in concise numbered facts.

Information is surrounded by amazing illustrations and photographs that put unbelievable facts into context for children. A perfect introduction to spy books for kids aged 7+ who want to learn more about real-life James Bond spies!

Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Spies:

History of spying from old spy services to modern-day computer hacking

Gathering intelligence by listening in or going undercover

How to catch a spy and the dangers of the job

Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts:

The best sources of information are 'MICE' because they are weak people who are willing to betray their friends or countries for Money, Ideology (beliefs), Compromise or Ego (selfishness)!

In the 5th century BC, the Greek general Histaeus had battle plans tattooed onto a slave's shaven head so that when his hair grew back, they would be hidden and could be delivered to his allies!

US scientists are working on creating shark spies. They will implant electrodes in sharks' brains so that they can control them remotely.

Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include:

Invent your own cipher (code for letters in the alphabet) and share it with a friend, so you can send secret messages to each other

Write a note on a piece of paper in lemon juice with a paintbrush. The recipient can hold it under light to read it and no one else can!

Quiz question: What does remote surveillance mean?

100 Facts Spies is part of our new 2016 Book Order and will be found under the call number 581.81 FAR.
It is available for immediate checkout.