Code Breaking: A History and Explanation (Paperback)

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By Rudolph Kippenhahn, Ewald Osers (Translator)
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In Code Breaking, Rudolf Kippenhahn offers readers both an exciting chronicle of cryptography and a lively exploration of the cryptographer's craft. Rich with vivid anecdotes from a history of coding and decoding and featuring three new chapters, this revised and expanded edition makes the often abstruse art of deciphering coded messages accessible to the general reader and reveals the relevance of codes to our everyday high-tech society. A stylishly written, meticulously researched adventure, Code Breaking explores the ways in which communication can be obscured and, like magic, made clear again.

About the Author


Rudolf Kippenhahn is the award-winning author of "One Hundred Billion Suns" and the former director of the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics inMunich. For ten years he was a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Gottingen.

Ewald Osers (1917-2011) was an award-winning translator of Czech and German."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781468300741
ISBN-10: 1468300741
Publisher: Overlook Press
Publication Date: December 4th, 2012
Pages: 301
Language: English