The Code Book
The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
This fascinating book delves into the history of encryption, outlining its evolution and revealing the profound effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Navajo Code Talkers, to the breakthrough that made internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of secrecy as the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known. With in-depth technical explanations and portraits of notable figures, this book is both accessible and gripping, forever changing the reader's view of history and what drives it. It will make you wonder just how private your messages truly are.
2020-12-31T17:54:05.000ZAdding some history of science and tech books that I enjoyed this year: - Skunk Works - The Code Book - How Music Got Free - The Infinite Machine - A Crack in Creation - Working in Public - No Filter - Super Pumped - Losing the Signal - Autonomy - How Innovation Works – source