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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Codebreaker surveys the entire history of codes through an eloquent narrative and an evocative range of illustrations, paying special pincick to famous codes that have never been broken, such as the Beale Ciphers, the Voynich manuscript, the Easter Island code, and many more. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. He also includes some really fun stories from history involving ciphertext.

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The History of Secret Communication. Book description Table of Contents: For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. He has had a lifelong interest in codebteaker and codebreaking, particularly in the applications of quantum cryptography.

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