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Code Book : The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Code Book : The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385495325

Cover of Code Book : The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography 99 (ISBN 978-0385495325)
ISBN13: 978-0385495325
ISBN10: 0385495323
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Anchor Press
Published: 2000
International: No

List price: $17.00

Code Book : The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0385495325

Simon Singh

ISBN13: 978-0385495325
ISBN10: 0385495323
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Anchor Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

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 yo wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.

Author Bio

Singh, Simon :

Simon Singh received his Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University. A former BBC producer, he directed and co-produced an award-winning documentary film on Fermat's Last Theorem that aired on PBS's Nova series and formed the basis of his bestselling book, Fermat's Enigma. He lives in London.