For those curious about Alan Turing, breaking Nazi Germany’s Enigma Code, or The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, Simon Singh’s The Code Book for Young People has all you need to know about the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history’s most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War, Simon Singh follows the evolution of secret writing.
Accessible, compelling, and timely, this international bestseller, now adapted for young people, is sure to make readers see the past—and the future—in a whole new way.
From the Hardcover edition.
“Singh utilizes an effective narrative style and intersperses fascinating events and people.”–School Library Journal
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About Simon Singh
Simon Singh is the author of Fermat’s Enigma and The Code Book. He lives in London.
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers May 14, 2002| 272 Pages| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9780375890123