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READ DOWNLOAD ó The Code Book. How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It ô 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. Read for the Reading Without Walls challenge, for a topic you don t know much about And even though I didn t finish it in a week, CHALLENGE COMPLETE.I really enjoyed The Code Book The explanations were well done, and the history lessons amazed me, which is odd because I m not a history fan I learned a lot about codes and ciphers and how they work, and that was the best part of it all I liked the writing, so I think I might pick up another Simon Singh book in the future. 9788 432411439 1440 57418348 0 50828309836 7889474 45 24348 033 243417400836 5742 0328439 46459 94 974 243473 3047 83 50296 89 6448 434 8945 5079747 9703 5748439 3046 033 68148 08 0 1440 09 2709 974 509074 204 7413 83 9788 584137974 009747 278948 01409 2709 24013 7014 1443 60894 0 374 8019429 2897 8027 4397088082 033 83 8027 03 43606836 204 9709 434 20399 7415 109 14 37023 837 145474 7403836 9788 14406 8 4314 703 0 1474 70382439074 034214364 45 274594670574 033 02 1474 2027 974 1042037 88367 43510838 978368 84 2411 9709 440 34399 3443 034 57847 034214364 45 974 8019429 94 902014 9788 14408 85 8 203 0334789033 896 0341434 203 8911 3458389414 14 7403836 2474 45 788 2470 83 974 50907478424 45 974 945828 2414743 7474 074399 94273820114 243247343 2897 24348 033 2434174008366 109 3401 2897 974 97038109843 45 0328439 94398 8027 08 78474614578287 0328439 3403 103600648 074399 243486 08 80276 1420084 9744 2474399 2740943 2897 974 839439843 45 2432401836 974 243943988 60894 974 455488946 83 50298 109 9744 074 74141039 83 9709 8424 45 974 9427386048 074 870743 2897 2434174008367 97484 27059478 02900114 2004 547 740114 83947489836 74038366 84 8998 0 2412424 381478843 033 434 9709 88367 240148 8394 974 7489 45 974 1440 8402148814714 2073436 9740678 7403836 9788 1440 2811 2004 440 2039 94 34114 344547 8394 974 8019429 2099477 547903094146 974 009747 57418348 0 5079747 7403836 1889 09 974 433 45 974 14406 84 97474 074 514394 45 509074 34186798 83 89474 5787 85 440 02900114 2439 94 974 455479 45 34243836 9788 7418426 440 649 0 6413 89077 03 820683074 6413 89076 109 89811777And for those who care, here is the key to decode the above review 0 a k u1 b l v2 c m w3 d n x 4 e o y5 f p z6 g q ,7 h r.8 i s 9 j t Be warned, though the key alone will not give you a complete decoding And for those who can t be bothered, here s the decoded review view spoiler This excellent book provides a fascinating history of codes and codebreaking from ancient Egypt to the modern day In fact, it goes one step further than present day, and gives us a look at what the future may hold in this field The author writes about what could have been quite a dry subject with such enthusiasm and in such an engaging way that one can t help but be drawn in Before reading this book, I only had a very rudimentary knowledge of cryptography and am very much the layman Singh explains things so well that you don t need any prior knowledge of the subject to tackle this book if I can understand it, anybody can I ll definitely be reading of his work in the future Some of the topics covered here aren t technically concerned with codes and codebreaking, but deal with the translation of ancient texts such as hieroglyphics Ancient dead languages aren t codes, as such, because they weren t created with the intention of concealing the contents quite the opposite, in fact but they are relevant in that some of the techniques are shared with codebreaking These chapters actually make for really interesting reading, so it s a welcome diversion and one that Singh weaves into the rest of the book seamlessly Be warned, though reading this book will make you want to delve deeper into the subject matter Fortunately, the author provides a further reading list at the end of the book, so there are plenty of future delights in store P.S If you actually went to the effort of decoding this review, you get a gold star An imaginary gold star, but still hide spoiler The Code Book is like geek porn Explanations of the theories behind cryptography are woven together with anecdotes of times when code making or code breaking was integral to historical events Singh strikes an excellent balance with this book The clarity of his writing makes the explanations of the mathematics of cryptography very straightforward without dumbing them down, and the historical connections are always fascinating.Personally, my favorite part was the section devoted to the role cryptography played in World War II The cracking of the Enigma at Bletchley Park was probably one of the greatest moments in nerd history.If you re fascinated by puzzles, curious about history, or you want to know what privacy really means in the 21st century, pick up this book You ll have a hard time putting it down. Coming on 20 years after the book was written, it s still quite awesome despite all our subsequent advances in cryptography.Or rather, I should say, we re still living in the same world already transformed by pretty good encryption The methods for breaking the security still falls in the same category as usual interception Of course, the means of interception has gotten amazingly good and creative as hell, but that isn t the primary scope of this book Rather, it s about an awesome crash course in the history of encryption from the Middle Ages or earlier, say Roman or Greek, all the way forward to mechanical solutions a la Babbage and right into the thrilling good stuff of WW2, including Turing and the awesome Code Talkers The advances since then are almost stunningly fascinating, however, and aside from Zimmerman s courageous advent of PGP, the REST of the story may well be trapped under National Security blankets still Alas What I wouldn t give to get a backstage pass to those goings on Well written, accessible, and rather thorough, this book remains one of the best books on encryption for laypersons Highly recommended.