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The Code Book

The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

By Simon Singh
15-minute read
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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy From Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh

The Code Book (1999) lays out the long and intriguing history of secret communication. These blinks will take you on a journey from Ancient Greece to the modern-day NSA, detailing innumerable stories of cunning, determination and deceit along the way.

  • Anyone interested in codes, secrets and world history
  • People with a taste for stories of wartime espionage
  • Any linguist and mathematician

Simon Singh holds a PhD in physics from Cambridge University. He wrote the bestselling book Fermat’s Enigma and directed the award-winning documentary, Fermat’s Last Theorem.

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