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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh 0385495323 9780385495325
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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh

In his first book since the bestsellingFermats Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure,The Code Booktells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy. Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the worlds most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it.It will also make yo wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.

Author: Simon Singh

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 432

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: 2000-08-29

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ISBN: 0385495323


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