The code book : how to make it, break it, hack it, or crack it (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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The code book : how to make it, break it, hack it, or crack it

Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
It's known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history's most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing.
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Genre/Form: Adult literature
Literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Singh
ISBN: 0385729138 9780385729130 0385900325 9780385900324 0385730624 9780385730624
OCLC Number: 317836857
Description: 263 pages : illustrations
Responsibility: Simon Singh.

Abstract:

It's known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history's most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing.

Accessible, compelling, and timely, this international bestseller, now adapted for young people, is sure to make readers see the past -- and the future -- in a whole new way.

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