The Code Book

Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385495323
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Includes a history of how codes have affected the world, from the World Wars to the death of Mary, Queen of Scots, and also looks at what the future holds for the field of cryptography.

The Cracking Code Book

Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007484997
Release Date: 2012-06-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

How to make it, break it, hack it, crack it. The secret history of codes and code breaking. Simon Singh’s best-selling title The Code Book now re-issued for the young-adult market.

Cybercryptography Applicable Cryptography for Cyberspace Security

Author: Song Y. Yan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319725369
Release Date: 2018-12-04
Genre: Computers

This book provides the basic theory, techniques, and algorithms of modern cryptography that are applicable to network and cyberspace security. It consists of the following nine main chapters: Chapter 1 provides the basic concepts and ideas of cyberspace and cyberspace security, Chapters 2 and 3 provide an introduction to mathematical and computational preliminaries, respectively. Chapters 4 discusses the basic ideas and system of secret-key cryptography, whereas Chapters 5, 6, and 7 discuss the basic ideas and systems of public-key cryptography based on integer factorization, discrete logarithms, and elliptic curves, respectively. Quantum-safe cryptography is presented in Chapter 8 and offensive cryptography, particularly cryptovirology, is covered in Chapter 9. This book can be used as a secondary text for final-year undergraduate students and first-year postgraduate students for courses in Computer, Network, and Cyberspace Security. Researchers and practitioners working in cyberspace security and network security will also find this book useful as a reference.

Computational Number Theory and Modern Cryptography

Author: Song Y. Yan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118188613
Release Date: 2012-11-28
Genre: Computers

The only book to provide a unified view of the interplay betweencomputational number theory and cryptography Computational number theory and modern cryptography are two ofthe most important and fundamental research fields in informationsecurity. In this book, Song Y. Yang combines knowledge of thesetwo critical fields, providing a unified view of the relationshipsbetween computational number theory and cryptography. The authortakes an innovative approach, presenting mathematical ideas first,thereupon treating cryptography as an immediate application of themathematical concepts. The book also presents topics from numbertheory, which are relevant for applications in public-keycryptography, as well as modern topics, such as coding and latticebased cryptography for post-quantum cryptography. The authorfurther covers the current research and applications for commoncryptographic algorithms, describing the mathematical problemsbehind these applications in a manner accessible to computerscientists and engineers. Makes mathematical problems accessible to computer scientistsand engineers by showing their immediate application Presents topics from number theory relevant for public-keycryptography applications Covers modern topics such as coding and lattice basedcryptography for post-quantum cryptography Starts with the basics, then goes into applications and areasof active research Geared at a global audience; classroom tested in North America,Europe, and Asia Incudes exercises in every chapter Instructor resources available on the book’s CompanionWebsite Computational Number Theory and Modern Cryptography isideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate students incomputer science, communications engineering, cryptography andmathematics. Computer scientists, practicing cryptographers, andother professionals involved in various security schemes will alsofind this book to be a helpful reference.

The Tudors on Film and Television

Author: Sue Parrill
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786458912
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Performing Arts

With its mix of family drama, sex and violence, Britain's Tudor dynasty (1485-1603) has long excited the interest of filmmakers and moviegoers. Since the birth of movie-making technology, the lives and times of kings Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI and queens Mary I, Jane Grey and Elizabeth I have remained popular cinematic themes. From 1895's The Execution of Mary Stuart to 2011's Anonymous, this comprehensive filmography chronicles every known movie about the Tudor era, including feature films; made-for-television films, mini-series, and series; documentaries; animated films; and shorts. From royal biographies to period pieces to modern movies with flashbacks or time travel, this work reveals how these films both convey the attitudes of Tudor times and reflect the era in which they were made.

Codes

Author: Richard A. Mollin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420035088
Release Date: 2005-05-24
Genre: Computers

From the Rosetta Stone to public-key cryptography, the art and science of cryptology has been used to unlock the vivid history of ancient cultures, to turn the tide of warfare, and to thwart potential hackers from attacking computer systems. Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times explores the depth and breadth of the field, remaining accessible to the uninitiated while retaining enough rigor for the seasoned cryptologist. The book begins by tracing the development of cryptology from that of an arcane practice used, for example, to conceal alchemic recipes, to the modern scientific method that is studied and employed today. The remainder of the book explores the modern aspects and applications of cryptography, covering symmetric- and public-key cryptography, cryptographic protocols, key management, message authentication, e-mail and Internet security, and advanced applications such as wireless security, smart cards, biometrics, and quantum cryptography. The author also includes non-cryptographic security issues and a chapter devoted to information theory and coding. Nearly 200 diagrams, examples, figures, and tables along with abundant references and exercises complement the discussion. Written by leading authority and best-selling author on the subject Richard A. Mollin, Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times is the essential reference for anyone interested in this exciting and fascinating field, from novice to veteran practitioner.

Bank Fraud

Author: Revathi Subramanian
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118233979
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Learn how advances in technology can help curb bank fraud Fraud prevention specialists are grappling with ever-mounting quantities of data, but in today's volatile commercial environment, paying attention to that data is more important than ever. Bank Fraud provides a frank discussion of the attitudes, strategies, and—most importantly—the technology that specialists will need to combat fraud. Fraudulent activity may have increased over the years, but so has the field of data science and the results that can be achieved by applying the right principles, a necessary tool today for financial institutions to protect themselves and their clientele. This resource helps professionals in the financial services industry make the most of data intelligence and uncovers the applicable methods to strengthening defenses against fraudulent behavior. This in-depth treatment of the topic begins with a brief history of fraud detection in banking and definitions of key terms, then discusses the benefits of technology, data sharing, and analysis, along with other in-depth information, including: The challenges of fraud detection in a financial services environment The use of statistics, including effective ways to measure losses per account and ROI by product/initiative The Ten Commandments for tackling fraud and ways to build an effective model for fraud management Bank Fraud offers a compelling narrative that ultimately urges security and fraud prevention professionals to make the most of the data they have so painstakingly gathered. Such professionals shouldn't let their most important intellectual asset—data—go to waste. This book shows you just how to leverage data and the most up-to-date tools, technologies, and methods to thwart fraud at every turn.

The Dylanologists

Author: David Kinney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451626940
Release Date: 2014-05-13
Genre: Music

A joyous and poignant exploration of the meaning of fandom, the healing power of art, and the importance of embracing what moves you, “The Dylanologists is juicy…artfully told…and an often moving chronicle of the ecstasies and depravities of obsession” (New York Daily News). Bob Dylan is the most influential songwriter of our time, and, after a half century, he continues to be a touchstone, a fascination, and an enigma. From the very beginning, he attracted an intensely fanatical cult following, and in The Dylanologists, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist David Kinney ventures deep into this eccentric subculture to answer a question: What can Dylan’s grip on his most enthusiastic listeners tell us about his towering place in American culture? Kinney introduces us to a vibrant underground: diggers searching for unheard tapes and lost manuscripts, researchers obsessing over the facts of Dylan’s life and career, writers working to decode the unyieldingly mysterious songs, fans who meticulously record and dissect every concert. It’s an affectionate mania, but as far as Dylan is concerned, a mania nonetheless. Over the years, the intensely private and fiercely combative musician has been frightened, annoyed, and perplexed by fans who try to peel back his layers. He has made one thing—perhaps the only thing—crystal clear: He does not wish to be known. Told with tremendous insight, intelligence, and warmth, “entertaining and well-written…The Dylanologists is as much a book about obsession—about the ways our fascinations manifest themselves, about how we cope with what we love but don’t quite understand—as it is a book about a musician and his nutty fans” (The Wall Street Journal).

His Majesty s Hope

Author: Susan Elia MacNeal
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345538758
Release Date: 2013-05-14
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Laurie R. King, and Anne Perry, whip-smart heroine Maggie Hope returns to embark on a clandestine mission behind enemy lines where no one can be trusted, and even the smallest indiscretion can be deadly. World War II has finally come home to Britain, but it takes more than nightly air raids to rattle intrepid spy and expert code breaker Maggie Hope. After serving as a secret agent to protect Princess Elizabeth at Windsor Castle, Maggie is now an elite member of the Special Operations Executive—a black ops organization designed to aid the British effort abroad—and her first assignment sends her straight into Nazi-controlled Berlin, the very heart of the German war machine. Relying on her quick wit and keen instincts, Maggie infiltrates the highest level of Berlin society, gathering information to pass on to London headquarters. But the secrets she unveils will expose a darker, more dangerous side of the war—and of her own past. “You’ll be [Maggie Hope’s] loyal subject, ready to follow her wherever she goes.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408835319
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Social Science

You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout the cartoon's twenty-five year history, exploring everything from to Mersenne primes, from Euler's equation to the unsolved riddle of P vs. NP, from perfect numbers to narcissistic numbers, and much more. With wit, clarity and a true fan's zeal, Singh analyses such memorable episodes as 'Bart the Genius' and 'HomerÂ3' to offer an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.

Fermat s Enigma

Author: Simon Singh
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780525435327
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Mathematics

xn + yn = zn, where n represents 3, 4, 5, ...no solution "I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain." With these words, the seventeenth-century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat threw down the gauntlet to future generations. What came to be known as Fermat's Last Theorem looked simple; proving it, however, became the Holy Grail of mathematics, baffling its finest minds for more than 350 years. In Fermat's Enigma--based on the author's award-winning documentary film, which aired on PBS's "Nova"--Simon Singh tells the astonishingly entertaining story of the pursuit of that grail, and the lives that were devoted to, sacrificed for, and saved by it. Here is a mesmerizing tale of heartbreak and mastery that will forever change your feelings about mathematics.

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 155862600X
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Author: Linda Metzger
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0787646075
Release Date: 1986-07-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series brings you the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors, making it easy for you to identify what your patrons are reading and who they'll be studying next. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors "RM" entries. A softcover cumulative index is sent with each odd-numbered volume.