The Code Book -- how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it. Simon Singh.
The Code Book -- how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it
The Code Book -- how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it

The Code Book -- how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it.

Delacorte Press, Random House NY, 2001, 2002; 263 pages, index, photographs and diagrams.

Condition: Very Good hardcover in Very Good black, yellow and white dustjacket; binding is sound and secure, pages are clean, unmarked.

Price: $8.00

Item Description

Chapters include, THe Cipher of Mary Queen of Scots - the birth of cryptography, the substitution cipher and the invention of codebreaking by frequency analysis; The Anonymous Codebreaker; The Mechanization of Secrecy - the Zimmermann telegram, the Enigma machine and how cryptography changed the courses of WWI and WWII; the Language Barrier; Alice and Bob go Public - modern cryptography, the solution to the so-called key distribution problem and the secret history of nonsecret encryption; Pretty Good Privacy - the politics of privacy, the future of cryptography and the quest for an uncrackable code; Codebreaker's challenge; Appendices, reading list and more.