|Pages/Publication Date:||176 / 2017|
Codes win wars, conceal state secrets, protect privacy, secure banks, and transmit messages, but few are unbreakable. Through 45 of the world's most influential codes and ciphers, this book presents a compelling insight into the art and science of cryptography. Structured chronologically, here are practical tools for understanding and using these fascinating codes and ciphers as the Caesar shift cipher, Easter Island's bewildering Rongorongo, and the German Enigma code that was broken at Bletchley Park. Also included are features on such codebreakers as Alan Turing, Jonas Nordby, and Auguste Kerckhoffs, and this comprehensive overview offers tips for aspiring cryptographers and considers the quantum cryptography of the future.