THE CODE BOOK : The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking
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    THE CODE BOOK : The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking (English, Paperback, Singh, Simon)

    THE CODE BOOK : The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking  (English, Paperback, Singh, Simon)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher
    • ISBN: 9780007453085, 0007453086
    • Edition: 4, 2011
    • Pages: 402
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    In The Code Book: The Secret History Of Codes And Code-breaking, Simon Singh takes the reader through the mind-boggling world of codes and cryptography, its impact on history and how it can make or break our world.

    Summary Of The Book

    Since the development of language, human beings have had a romantic fascination to communicating in codes. This science of developing and deciphering codes, cryptography, has often changed the course of history, for better or for worse. Especially with the advent of telegraphs, protecting sensitive data through codes and ciphers became much more necessary.

    Through his book, The Code Book: The Secret History Of Codes And Code-breaking, Simon Singh undertakes a fascinating journey through the history of civilization and deciphers mind-boggling puzzles and riddles strewn through history, uncovering incredible stories from Ancient Egypt through World War II, to the modern world of technology.

    The breaking of military codes in World War II, the revelation of ancient treasures through the decryption of secrets from Ancient Egypt, and quantum cryptography, are just some of the topics the book discusses.

    A truly compelling read, the book goes far out to discuss the “unbreakable code” and how it may soon be the reality. Learn about the Enigma machine and how the Allies were successful in breaking the German military codes and the unfound treasures of Virginia from the 19th century and how their secret might be revealed in the Beale Ciphers. The book also talks about how Mary, the Queen of Scots, and how she was betrayed by her own codes that revealed her plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth I of England.

    The author, has also included ten coded messages for the reader to decrypt. Simon Singh’s book on codes is both for the avid learner and the amateur on the science of cryptography.

    About Simon Singh

    Simon Lehna Singh, born September 19, 1964, is a British author, journalist, and TV producer.

    He has authored several other books that include Fermat’s Last Theorem, Big Bang, Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial, and The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets.

    Simon Singh is a trustee of NESTA, and has co-founded the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme. He has produced documentaries to complement his books, which are mostly on science or mathematics. He got his Ph.D in particle physics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

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      • 2011
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      • Simon Singh is a science journalist and TV producer. Having completed his PhD at Cambridge he worked from 1991 to 1997 at the BBC producing Tomorrow's World and co-directing the BAFTA award-winning documentary Fermat's Last Theorem for the Horizon series. In 1997, he published Fermat's Last Theorem, which was a best-seller in Britain and translated into 22 languages.
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    Good content but a dirty pricing trick

    2 stars are just because of pricing, the content deserves 5 stars.

    The content of this book is very interesting and it is surely a page-turner for anyone even remotely interested in this topic.
    The pricing of this book is the one that can mar flipkart's reputation. The price printed on this book is Rs.399 which flipkart has quoted as Rs.499 on its page and it has then given a discount of 20%(20% discount on 499 comes down to 399). This is a very dirty and cheap trick us...
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    The history of code making and code breaking

    Book introduces an ancient story of queen who uses code to communicate with conspirators but the code breakers were able to break the code and she was caught leading to her death. Code used ciphers where every letter was represented with a fixed another code letter. Then gradual development when keys were used and the text was translated using ciphers with a key.babbage found the code breaking frequency analysis technique to breast this code. The. Came enigma machine that used electrical wiri...
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    awesome to read even if u r not from coding history...

    damn good book... inexplicable ciphers explained in such a way that we can create our own codes... flipcart's delivery was on time.. felt like receiving gift from Santa... the stories behind the ciphers are so good, it transforms you into that era.. worth buying.. they added codes in the end for us to solve wich is fascinating...
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    Priyanka Chavan

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    27 Mar, 2013

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    Great Book

    The book covers a History of ciphers. It includes fascinating background stories and is a must read for every enthusiast of codes and ciphers.
    The service of flipkart was as always amazing so never a disappointment from that side ever.
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    Sanchi Varma

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    12 May, 2013

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    Classy product

    Gud
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    aditya sharma

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    Fair

    Not much of interesting
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    siva reddy

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    For the curious and the beginner

    The Code Book offers a complete history of the subject of cryptography encapsulated in one single 400 page book. The distinctive storyteller style adopted by the author instills a sense of drama in an otherwise historical and scientific account. He starts from the roots of cryptography, goes on to indulge the reader in its evolution and reveals its dramatic effects on wars, nations and individual lives. This book tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy. Ex...
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    A great book to start with, Cryptography... Started reading it and became totally addicted.

    First of all I am amazed by the delivery speed of Flipkart. Within 24hrs of booking it was delivered to me!!! It's really good on my part.
    Talking about the book, Simon Singh did make me a lover of cryptography directly or indirectly.
    I would highly recommend those who are interested in all these coding stuffs.
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    Julius Swarup

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    CRYPTOGRAPHY

    Well written book for maths and crypto enthusiasts . Easy and simple to read . Highly informative on the crypto history in a chronological order .
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    THASLIM

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    18 Jun, 2014

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    Recreational Cryptography

    This book is a treat for amateur code-breakers who work their way through newspaper puzzles and crosswords. It's comprises of concise history of Cryptography and Codes throughout mankind and progresses its way from one of the earliest of codes, the Caesar Shift to the WW2 German Enigma Machine and the Security System used to protect data online. This book is a marriage between Cryptography History and Mathematics and its detailed explanation in both the streams makes the reader understand Cry...
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    Q:how much pages
    A:The book has 402 pages including 8 chapters and cipher challenges. A good book for cryptographic enthusiasts.
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