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The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography is a book by Simon Singh, published in New York in 1999 by Doubleday. The Code Book describes some illustrative highlights in the history of cryptography, drawn from both of its principal branches, codes and ciphers. Thus the book's title should not be misconstrued as suggesting that the book deals only with codes, and not with ciphers; or that the book is in fact a codebook.
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original title: The Code Book, Histoire des codes secrets
subtitle: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography, De l'Égypte des pharaons à l'ordinateur quantique
date of publication: 1999
genre: popular science literature
main subject: popular science

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