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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography (Paperback)

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    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'sNova series and formed the basis of his bestselling book, Fermat's Enigma. He lives in London.
    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.

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    ISBN 9780385495325
    Genre SCIENCE / History
    Format Paperback
    Pages 411
    Publisher Date 2000-08-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Copyright Year 1999
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Language English
    Subtitle The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Singh, Simon

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