The Code Book

The Code Book

The Evolution of Secrecy From Mary Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography

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A look at the world of codes includes a history of how they have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography

Blackwell North Amer
Combining a storyteller's sense of drama and a scientist's appreciation for technical perfection, Singh traces the evolution of secret writing from ancient Greek military espionage to the frontiers of computer science. The result is an epic tale of human ingenuity, with examples that range from the poignant to the peculiar to the world-historical.

Baker
& Taylor

A look at the world of codes includes a history of how they have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1999
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385495318
0385495315
Branch Call Number: 652.809 SINGH
Characteristics: xiii, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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stewstealth
Sep 18, 2012

Fascinating read on the history of ciphers and codes. From Mary, Queen of Scots to quantum cryptography. Definitely worth reading for all.

katwright Jul 06, 2012

Little bit hard to read but immensely interesting.

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