The Code Book for Young People

The Code Book for Young People

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For those curious about Alan Turing, breaking Nazi Germany's Enigma Code, or The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Simon Singh's The Code Book for Young People has all you need to know about the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is historya€™s most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing. Accessible, compelling, and timely, this international bestseller, now adapted for young people, is sure to make readers see the pasta€”and the futurea€”in a whole new way. From the Hardcover edition.In about 600 B.C., hieratic was replaced by an even simpler script known as demotic, the name being derived from the Greek demotika, meaning a€œpopular, a€ which reflects its secular function. Hieroglyphs, hieratic and demotic are essentially theanbsp;...

Title:The Code Book for Young People
Author: Simon Singh
Publisher:Delacorte Books for Young Readers - 2002-05-14

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