Cryptography Fall 2014
The following is Prof. Keith Johnson's list of interesting further
reading on the topics of the course. Most of these books are
available in the Killam Library. This list is several years old, but
should still be relevant.
Other Textbooks covering the material of the course:
J. A. Buchmann.
Introduction to Cryptography.
Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001.
Making, Breaking Codes - An Introduction to Cryptology.
Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2001.
Richard A. Mollin.
An Introduction to Cryptography.
CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2000.
Textbooks with a more applied bent:
Cryptography and Network Security - Principles and Practice. 2nd ed.,
Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J., 1999.
Applied Cryptography, 2nd ed.,
Wiley, New York, 1996.
(Often considered the essential reference for those who apply crptography)
H. X. Mel and Doris Baker.
(More "popular", more internet-oriented)
Textbooks with a more mathematical bent:
A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography.
Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994.
Algebraic Aspects of Cryptography.
Springer-Verlag, New York, 1998.
A. J. Menezes, P. C. van Oorschot, and S. A. Vanstone.
Handbook of Applied Cryptography.
CRC Press, Boca Raton, 1997.
(At this time the definitive reference for modern cryptography and its
Decrypted Secrets - Methods and Maxims of Cryptology. 2nd Ed.,
Springer-Verlag, New York, 2000.
(Very complete and scientifically strong account of cryptology from
a historical perspective).
Macmillan, New York, 1967. Still in print: Scribner, New York, 1996.
(The definitive history of cryptography up until the 1950s; almost 1200
The Code Book - The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum
Anchor Books, 1999.
(A very readable history of cryptography; the more modern aspects, as
well as an outlook into the future, are also covered).