The Code Book: The Secret History Of Codes And Code-breaking, written by Simon Lehna Singh reveals to the reader the rather incredible field of codes as well as cryptography. It had a great impact on world history, as the whole thing has the power to make or break this world.
Ever since the advent of language, people began to have an idealistic fascination towards communicating using codes. Cryptography, as it is otherwise known, is the science of the development and deciphering of secret codes. With the coming of the telegraph, safeguarding classified data by means of codes as also ciphers became indispensable.
Through this book, Simon Singh is embarking on an intriguing journey through the annals of various civilizations and goes on to decipher astounding riddles and puzzles that are scattered through time, revealing unbelievable tales right from Ancient Egypt, through the Second World War and finally to the contemporary world of technology.
The breaking of military codes during the Second World War, the disclosure of ancient treasures by means of cracking the coded secrets from antique Egypt, and quantum cryptography, are a few subjects that the book discusses.
He tells us about the decoding machine aptly named Enigma, and how the Allies successfully broke the German military codes. Singh has so thoughtfully included 10 coded messages for your decrypt. Simon Singh�s book on secret is meant for the eager learner as also the amateur cryptographer.
Other bestsellers from the author are Alternative Medicine on Trial, and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets. Shop online. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN number of ISBN-10: 0007453086 ISBN-13: 978-0007453085.