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Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

It's a math geek-out for us humanities people. The history of cryptography is told in a series of vignettes about the geniuses who created and solved unbreakable codes. The technical explanations are ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Heep - Goodreads

Excellent and readable book about codemaking and breaking. The chapters on recent developments in the field and critical role of crytography in modern computing, communications and commerce are truly ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Raj - Goodreads

Subtitled "The secret history of codes and code-breaking", this is a fascinating history of codes and ciphers throughout history, from mono-alphabetic to quantum cryptography. Throughout, the writing ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Joni - Goodreads

Singh reviews the history of cryptography since its inception to our time. He even imagines what the future might hold. The book is interesting, easily readable - I would have enjoyed if the author ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Jarrod Green - Goodreads

Most of the book is very good. Reminded me of Timothy Ferris' "Coming of Age in the Milky Way" (which is amazing)—both good historical narrative along with the nuts and bolts of the science. All the ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

As with Singh's other books, this is very easy to read, very interesting, and accurate. I took cryptography in classes at university and it was deadly dull compared to this. Singh tells the story ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Sterling - Goodreads

This is my second Singh book this year (first was Trick or Treatment). I liked the relation to real people in the book, both modern and centuries back, along with the history of cryptanalysis ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Katrina - Goodreads

I'm still working on reading this book, but what I've read led me to LOVE Simon Singh's works. I have read pieces of some of his other books with the same reaction. He makes topics in math and physics ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

O Level maths wasn't much help with this, but the author nursed us through it by focusing on the human interest side of the puzzles. Once again I was moved by the intellectual efforts of the blokes at ... Read full review

Review: The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography

User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This book was fascinating, and the author did an incredible job of simplifying technical details so that they made sense. There were all sorts of cool stories from history. I would have actually ... Read full review


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