The Code Book The Code Book

The Code Book

The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking

    • $159.00
    • $159.00

Descripción editorial

The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

From the best-selling author of Fermat’s Last Theorem, The Code Book is a history of man’s urge to uncover the secrets of codes, from Egyptian puzzles to modern day computer encryptions.

As in Fermat’s Last Theorem, Simon Singh brings life to an anstonishing story of puzzles, codes, languages and riddles that reveals man’s continual pursuit to disguise and uncover, and to work out the secret languages of others.

Codes have influenced events throughout history, both in the stories of those who make them and those who break them. The betrayal of Mary Queen of Scots and the cracking of the enigma code that helped the Allies in World War II are major episodes in a continuing history of cryptography. In addition to stories of intrigue and warfare, Simon Singh also investigates other codes, the unravelling of genes and the rediscovery of ancient languages and most tantalisingly, the Beale ciphers, an unbroken code that could hold the key to a $20 million treasure.

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Reviews

‘A fascinating meander through the centuries; replete with tales of intrigue, political chicanery, military secrecy and academic rivalry.’
The Times

About the author

Simon Singh is a science journalist and TV producer. Having completed his PhD at Cambridge he worked from 1991 to 1997 at the BBC producing Tomorrow’s World and co-directing the BAFTA award-winning documentary Fermat’s Last Theorem for the Horizon series. In 1997, he published Fermat’s Last Theorem, which was a best-seller in Britain and translated into 22 languages.

GÉNERO
Ciencia y naturaleza
PUBLICADO
2010
24 de junio
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
416
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Fourth Estate
VENDEDOR
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
TAMAÑO
10.9
MB

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2012
Big Bang Big Bang
2010
The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking
2002

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