The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh - PDF and EPUB eBook

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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing...

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Exact title of the book
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
Book author
Simon Singh
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
412 pages
Language
English
Published
August 29th 2000 by Anchor
File size (in PDF)
1648 kB
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Some brief overview of book

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat’s 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 Book tells 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 world’s 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 you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.