In his first book since the bestselling Fermat´s Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy. Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world´s most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.
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Retired US Army Colonel Ryan Gavin just wants to relax and enjoy his dog, his sailboat, and a peaceful life in Miami, but no. First, he and his best (human) friend, Capt. Louis Alverez, are attacked by machine gun fire. Then, Ryan´s little brother - who also happens to be the president of the United States - puts in an urgent call for Ryan to help on the complex extraction of a highly prized Russian couple. As the premier criminal investigator in the country - or world - Ryan jumps to the president´s request, all the while dodging a vengeful mystery gunman in the latest action adventure, The Code Book, from William H. Blair. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lou Lambert. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/086942/bk_acx0_086942_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of TimeRiders: The Doomsday Code, the third book in the TimeRiders series, read by Trevor White. Liam O´Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history... In 1993 British computer hacker Adam Lewis finds his name in a coded manuscript that is almost one thousand years old. How did Adam´s name get in there... and why? Confronted by Adam in 2001, the TimeRiders travel back to Sherwood Forest in 1193 to discover the origins of the ancient message. But when a strange hooded man appears interested in the same thing, they begin to wonder what terrible threat this cryptic link from the past holds for the future... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pauk/000408/bk_pauk_000408_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.