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    DescriptionIn 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.


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    Title
    Code Book
    Subtitle
    The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quamtum Cryptography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Singh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 411
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385495325
    ISBN 10: 0385495323
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, COM000000
    B&T Approval Code: A93663051
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A22890000
    DC21: 652.809
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 652/.8/09
    LC classification: Z103 .S56 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 652.809
    LC classification: Z103.S56 2
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Anchor Books
    Publication date
    29 August 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "It would be hard to imagine a clearer or more fascinating presentation. . . . Mr. Singh gives cryptography not only its historical dimension but its human one." --"The New York Times" "Entertaining and satisfying. . . . Offers a fascinating glimpse into the mostly secret competition between codemakers and codebreakers." --"USA Today" "A good read that, bless it, makes the reader feel a bit smarter when it's done. Singh's an elegant writer and well-suited to the task of leading the mathematically perplexed through areas designed to be tricky." --"Seattle Weekly" "An absorbing tale of codemaking and codebreaking over the centuries." --"Scientific American" "Singh spins tales of cryptic intrigue in every chapter." --"The Wall Street Journal" "Brings together...the geniuses who have secured communications, saved lives, and influenced the fate of nations. A pleasure to read." --"Chicago Tribune" "Enthralling...commendably lucid...[Singh's] book provides a timely and entertaining summary of the subject." --"The Economist"
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    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.