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The Code Book for Young People: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It Hardcover – 1 Mar 2002

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers (Mar. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385729138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385729130
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 2.4 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,422,725 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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" Singh utilizes an effective narrative style and intersperses fascinating events and people." - "School Library Journal"

"Singh utilizes an effective narrative style and intersperses fascinating events and people."-"School Library Journal"

Singh utilizes an effective narrative style and intersperses fascinating events and people. "School Library Journal"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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How to make it, break it, hack it, crack it

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'The Cracking Codebook' is, chapter by chapter, virtually indistinguishable from Simon Singh's other, and excellently informative, The Code Book: The Secret History of Codes and Code-breaking. As far as I can see the main difference is that 'The Code Book' contains additional - and extremely interesting - information on quantum computing and quantum cryptography. See my review on Amazon.

Fortunately my copy of 'The Cracking Codebook' was second-hand and cost me £0.01 plus the postage.
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It is amazing just how much history one can learn from this book. It features a large quantity of information concerning the Enigma cipher, including the way it works and how it can be broken. From this book, a person can realise just what an essential role codes and ciphers play in history and how unpopular were the codemakers and their opponents, the codebreakers.
Overall, it is extremely informative and helpful in case you are interested in codes.
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This is essentially "The Code Book" minus a few photographs. A very detailed and logical description of the various ciphers used over the centuries and the clever techniques adopted in decrypting them. It explains for the first time in the public domain the UK contribution to the science of modern cryptography and gives credit to those involved who would otherwise have gone unrecognised for their revolutionary discoveries.

Very well written and very readable for the interested, intelligent layman.
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I think this was one of Simon Singh's earlier works, and the writing certainly doesn't have the assured authority of Fermat's Last Theorem: The story of a riddle that confounded the world's greatest minds for 358 years for instance. However, as with all of Singh's books, his erudition and enthusiasm shine through, and this is a very enjoyable read. I recommend it.
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The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, or Crack It
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If your keen on learning about cryptograhy which now-a-days is in high demand for big buisnesses such as atkins global, and many software companys, then get this book! It is a great read, packed with lots of very usefull information layed out with excellent precision whilst still holding the charicteristics of an easily readable book. Being able to pick up a book and read it is one thing, being able to pick up a book, be pulled in to its pages whilst you read it and then be able to show how much you have understood and learnt by putting your new skills into practise is another! Whether you are looking forward at a career in cryptography or you just want to stock up the knowledge, this is your best bet!
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This is definitely a must read book. Simon walks the reader through the universe of crytography and maths as your mum would explain it to you! Being in the field of communications I could readily appreciate the link but it also impressed my friend who is in the field of accounting! So for one second just take a dive at being a student again and let Simon guide you through!
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I have a mathematical background, but I don't habitually read maths books "for fun"! However, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this and couldn't put it down. I also enjoyed deciphering some of the simpler messages in the appendix - this exercise should appeal to anyone who likes word or number puzzles. I will definitely be buying more of Simon Singh's books.
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A very easy to read book, ideal for year 7 onwards. It explains why codes are necessary, provides a lot of history about how they were used, covers the Enigma machine, the development of RSA coding, and touches on quantum coding.
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