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Code breaking : a history and exploration

Author: Rudolf Kippenhahn; Manfred Eyssell
Publisher: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and updated edView all editions and formats
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A chronicle of cryptography and an explanation of the cryptographer's craft.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf Kippenhahn; Manfred Eyssell
ISBN: 9781468300741 1468300741
OCLC Number: 822979922
Description: 301 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Secret writing in war and peace --
Hidden messages and codebooks --
Codebooks in World War I --
He came, he saw, he encoded --
How a monalphabetic code is cracked --
Caesars in rank and file --
Keywords without end --
Shuffled texts --
From coding disk to enigma --
Enigma's secret is unveiled --
The arrival of the computer --
Encryption quite publicly --
Smart cards, one-way functions, and mousetraps --
Connected to the whole world --
On dangerous ground.
Responsibility: Rudolf Kippenhahn with Manfred Eyssell ; translated from the German, in collaboration with the author, by Ewald Osers and Lara Day Benjamin.
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