Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Translate This Website
International Translation Network
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Computers & Technology   Security & Encryption

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography


Blowout Sale! Save 58% on the The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh at Translate This Website. MPN: 21417143. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most


Product Description & Reviews

In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, 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 you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is. People love secrets. Ever since the first word was written, humans have sent coded messages to each other. In The Code Book, Simon Singh, author of the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, offers a peek into the world of cryptography and codes, from ancient texts through computer encryption. Singh's compelling history is woven through with stories of how codes and ciphers have played a vital role in warfare, politics, and royal intrigue. The major theme of The Code Book is what Singh calls "the ongoing evolutionary battle between codemakers and codebreakers," never more clear than in the chapters devoted to World War II. Cryptography came of age during that conflict, as secret communications became critical to both sides' success. Confronted with the prospect of defeat, the Allied cryptanalysts had worked night and day to penetrate German ciphers. It would appear that fear was the main driving force, and that adversity is one of the foundations of successful codebreaking. In the information age, the fear that drives cryptographic improvements is both capitalistic and libertarian--corporations need encryption to ensure that their secrets don't fall into the hands of competitors and regulators, and ordinary people need encryption to keep their everyday communications private in a free society. Similarly, the battles for greater decryption power come from said competitors and governments wary of insurrection. The Code Book is an excellent primer for those wishing to understand how the human need for privacy has manifested itself through cryptography. Singh's accessible style and clear explanations of complex algorithms cut through the arcane mathematical details without oversimplifying. --Therese Littleton

Features & Highlights

  • The Code Book The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Anchor
Brand:Simon Singh
Color:Brown
Part Number:21417143
Publisher:Anchor
Studio:Anchor
MPN:21417143
EAN:9780385495325
Item Weight:0.73 pounds
Item Size:0.89 x 7.99 x 7.99 inches
Package Weight:0.9 pounds
Package Size:5.2 x 1 x 1 inches

The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh

Buy Now:
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

4.8 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$17.00
$7.24
You Save: 57%


Quantity:  

 


View More In Security & Encryption.

 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters
By No Starch Press
mpn: illustrations, ean: 9781593275907, isbn: 1593275900,

programming: Learn the Fundamentals of Computer Programming Languages (Swift, C++, C#, Java, Coding, Python, Hacking, programming tutorials) (Volume 1)
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781539490197, isbn: 153949019X,

Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
By O Reilly Media
mpn: 978-1-4493-8839-3, ean: 9781449388393, isbn: 9781449388393,

Tor: How to Set Up Tor! #1 Guide On IP Address, Blocking The NSA, Internet Privacy and More! (computer hacking, programming languages, hacking for dummies)
By CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ean: 9781537792125, isbn: 1537792121,

The Language of Cybersecurity
By XML Press
ean: 9781937434625, isbn: 9781937434625,

Python Forensics: A Workbench for Inventing and Sharing Digital Forensic Technology
By Hosmer Chet
ean: 9780124186767, isbn: 0124186769,

Computer and Information Security Handbook, Second Edition
By Morgan Kaufmann
ean: 9780123943972, isbn: 0123943973,

Writing Secure Code: Practical Strategies and Proven Techniques for Building Secure Applications in a Networked World (Developer Best Practices)
By Microsoft
mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780735617223, isbn: 0735617228,

Advanced API Security: Securing APIs with OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, JWS, and JWE
By Siriwardena Prabath
ean: 9781430268185, isbn: 1430268182,

SQL Injection Attacks and Defense, Second Edition
By imusti
mpn: Illustrated, ean: 9781597499637, isbn: 1597499633,



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2019 - translateth.is. All Rights Reserved.