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

Simon Singh


In his first booklet because the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh deals the 1st sweeping heritage of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic results codes have had on wars, countries, and person lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by means of her personal code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win international warfare II, to the marvelous (and highly uncomplicated) logisitical leap forward that made web trade safe, The Code Book tells the tale of the main strong highbrow weapon ever recognized: secrecy.

Throughout the textual content are transparent technical and mathematical reasons, and pictures of the striking personalities who wrote and broke the world's so much tricky codes. obtainable, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this booklet will ceaselessly adjust your view of background and what drives it.  It also will make yo ask yourself how inner most that e mail you simply despatched rather is.

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