Published by Weldon Owen

Codes affect virtually every area of our lives, providing security, protecting identity and enabling us to connect via the Internet across global boundaries. This eclectic title surveys the history and development of code-making and code-breaking in all areas of culture and society – from hieroglyphs and runes to DNA, the Zodiac Killer, graffiti and beyond. The Secret of Codes tells the complete story of codes at a time when they have become fundamentally important to our lives.