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Histoire des Codes Secrets

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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.

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LGF
Language
French
Pages
504

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Cover of: Codici & segreti. La storia affascinante dei messaggi cifrati dall'antico Egitto a Internet
Codici & segreti. La storia affascinante dei messaggi cifrati dall'antico Egitto a Internet
Apr 18, 2001, BUR Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli
paperback
Cover of: Histoire des Codes Secrets
Histoire des Codes Secrets
September 3, 2001, LGF
Mass Market Paperback in French
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Cover of: The Code Book
The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography
August 29, 2000, Anchor, Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc.
in English
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Cover of: Histoire des codes secrets
Cover of: The Code Book
Cover of: The code book

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Translation Of
The Code Book
Translated From
English

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Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
504
Dimensions
6.7 x 4.4 x 1 inches
Weight
8.5 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8888315M
ISBN 10
2253150975
ISBN 13
9782253150978
Library Thing
8340
Goodreads
121947

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On the morning of Saturday, October 15, 1586, Queen Mary entered the crowded courtroom at Fotheringhay Castle.
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