The Code Book
“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.”
Continuing our well-received non-fiction/fiction cycle, the XION Book Club is taking a look at the history of encryption this month with “The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography”. For those of you who don’t know Simon Singh, Simon is a British author who writes about mathematics and science. From topics ranging from Fermat’s Last Theorem to mathematical secrets in “The Simpsons”, Simon writes about a diverse range of topics in an inimitable and approachable style.
|Meetup Date||Saturday July 8 2017 18:00:00|