The Code Book

The Code Book

The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

eBook - 2000 | 1st Anchor Books ed.
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2000, c1999.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307787842
0307787842
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 411 p.) : ill., map, ports.
Contents: Cipher of Mary Queen of Scots
Le Chiffre indechiffrable
Mechanization of secrecy
Cracking the enigma
Language barrier
Alice and Bob go public
Pretty good privacy
Quantum leap into the future.
Summary: "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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