Secrets of Codes

    Secrets of Codes

    Paul Lunde

    A&C 2009

    Paperback 288pp Illustrated 254x220mm

    9781408113370   Product Code: 11862

    'We are all proficient cryptoanalysts' writes Paul Lunde, and his entertaining and visually exciting book demonstrates how coded information pervades our lives, whether we are learning to speak or generating keys for digital encryption. This illustrated survey of how codes of every sort have been used to convey information - from early writing systems to cutting edge computing - investigates topics as diverse as the Rosslyn Chapel, Maya symbols and flag signals, cracking Enigma, mapmaking and the genetic code.

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