Codebreaker: The History of Secret Communication. Front Cover. Stephen Pincock. Walker, Oct 3, – Computers – pages. Codebreaker: The History of Secret Communication Stephen Pincock is news editor for The Scientist magazine, a science columnist for the Financial Times. Codebreaker by Stephen Pincock, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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The book also has a fun appendix where you can practice decrypting some simple ciphers. We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Codebrsaker Books — Loading I really liked the concept of the book- I liked the beginning better than the end.
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It is a great introduction but if you are looking for more, grab “Battle of Wits” by Stephen Budiansky. Feb 28, Mike Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: Be the first to add this to a list. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A trained biochemist and science journalist, Pincock has long had a fascination for deciphering codes and for the history of espionage.
Codebreaker: The History of Codes and Ciphers, from the Ancient Pharaohs to Quantum Cryptography
The History of Secret Communication. Jul 02, Sketchycat8 rated it really liked it. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. If you are curious about codes, this is a great place to start. I was expecting more drama and adventure because of the subject mater but the book read more like codwbreaker text book than an adventure book.
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A trained biochemist and science journalist, Stephen is fascinated with codebrsaker codes and has a passionate interest in the history of espionage. Tom Menke rated it really liked it Jan 21, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A trained biochemist and science journalist, Pincock has long had a fascination for deciphering codes and for the history of espionage.
We can notify you when this item is back in stock. Codebreaker surveys the pincpck history of codes through an eloquent narrative and an evocative range of codebreakre, paying special attention to famous codes that have never been broken, such as the Beale Ciphers, the Voynich manuscript, the Easter Island code, and many more.
Most of the book strphen very readable and interesting, though sometimes the descriptions of the codes got to be a little tough to follow mainly the last two chapters. Add to Your books. There codebrekaer a problem filtering reviews right now. I guess that is ok since this is a history book but it could have been a little bit more fun. Communication Studies Communication Studies.
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Mar 05, Terri rated it liked it. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Codebreaker surveys the entire history of codes through an eloquent narrative and an evocative range of illustrations, paying special attention to famous codes that have never been broken, such as the Beale Ciphers, the Voynich manuscript, the Easter Island code, and many more.
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The book is attractively illustrated. I was expecting more drama and adventure because of the subject mate This book is the history of ciphers and codes.