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The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking Paperback – August 12, 2003

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“Singh utilizes an effective narrative style and intersperses fascinating events and people.”–School Library Journal

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Its known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is historys 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 pastand the futurein a whole new way.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Delacorte Press; Illustrated edition (August 12, 2003)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0385730624
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0385730624
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 12 years and up
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1310L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ 7 - 9
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.57 x 8.31 inches
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Simon Singh is a science journalist and TV producer. Having completed his PhD at Cambridge he worked from 1991 to 1997 at the BBC producing Tomorrow's World and co-directing the BAFTA award-winning documentary Fermat's Last Theorem for the Horizon series. He is the author of Fermat's Last Theorem, which was a no 1 bestseller in Britain and translated into 22 languages. In 1999, he wrote The Code Book which was also an international bestseller and the basis for the Channel 4 series The Science of Secrecy.

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4.0 out of 5 stars This seems to be a slightly reduced version of "The Code Book" by the same author. It may also be cheaper.
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