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The Code Book

The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

Simon Singh

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, t...
Publish Date
August 29
First Published in 1999
Goodreads rating
Dec 31, 2020
Adding 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
Jun 07, 2019
@gavreilly @SLSingh Love that book      source