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Code Breaking: A History and Exploration
Rudolf Kippenhahn (au); Ewald Osers (tr)
The achievements of cryptography -- the art of writing & deciphering coded messages -- have become a part of everyday life, especially in our age of electronic banking & the Internet. In this provocative work, Kippenhahn, a prof. & the former of dir. the Max Planck Inst. for Astrophysics in Munich, offers readers both an exciting chronicle of cryptography & a lively exploration of the cryptographer’s craft. Rich with vivid anecdotes from a history of coding & decoding, this book brings the often abstruse art of deciphering coded messages to the general reader & reveals the relevance of codes to our everyday high-tech society. This stylishly written, meticulously researched adventure is a Choice Academic Book of the Year. Illustrations.
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