Google Launches Dead Sea Scrolls Online Library

Google Launches Dead Sea Scrolls Online Library - ABC News: "More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls — and thousands of years after they were written — Israel on Tuesday put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online in a partnership with Google. The digital library contains the Book of Deuteronomy, which includes the second listing of the Ten Commandments, and a portion of the first chapter of the Book of Genesis, dated to the first century B.C. Israeli officials said this is part of an attempt by the custodians of the celebrated manuscripts — often criticized for allowing them to be monopolized by small circles of scholars — to make them broadly available. "Only five conservators worldwide are authorized to handle the Dead Sea Scrolls," said Shuka Dorfman, director of the Israel Antiquities Authority. "Now, everyone can touch the scroll on screen around the globe.""

Books That Even a Critic Could Love
New York Times
Each year at this time the daily book critics for The New York Times make lists of favorite books. Favorite is not synonymous with best, so this process can be painful. Brutal honesty is required. We pick what we actually liked, not what we only ...

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Dwight Garner's 10 Favorite Books of 2012
New York Times
As loose and sexy and dark as an early Lucinda Williams song, this memoir — about a long and sometimes desperate hike alone on the Pacific Crest Trail when the author was 26 — makes an earthy and American sound. It's moving, without making you feel ...

Michiko Kakutani's 10 Favorite Books of 2012
New York Times
The author of this beautifully observed first novel joined the Army when he was 17 and served as a machine-gunner in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. In chronicling the friendship of two young soldiers struggling to stay alive on the battlefield there he has ...

Janet Maslin's 10 Favorite Books of 2012
New York Times
Both center on Ms. Mantel's brilliant reimagining of Thomas Cromwell, a minor player in most tales of Henry VIII but the major schemer in this ingenious version. “Wolf Hall” was a superb but not essential prologue to the second book's more fine-tuned ...

Book Buzz: 'Fifty Shades Freed' is Amazon's top seller
New and Noteworthy: What new books are on sale now? Check out USA TODAY's guide to five notable titles, including A Higher Call, an inspiring Christmas-related World War II history, and a new Downton Abbey coffeetable tie-in book that's arrived just in ...

A book critic's literary tour of Manhattan
Christian Science Monitor
“I wanted to take in Manhattan as a literary tourist,” writes Garner, once senior editor of The New York Times Book Review. “I wanted to touch base with haunts old and new. I wanted to see if there is still, for a certain kind of bibliophilic seeker ...

Christian Science Monitor

Book News: Exploring Literature, Singing “Ulysses”
New Yorker (blog)
book-news_opt.jpg. Newly discovered early writings by Bram Stoker give insight into the “Dracula” author's pre-vampire days. ... An interview with Andrew Solomon about family disconnections and his new book, “Far from the Tree.” A tour of the furniture ...

New Yorker (blog)

3 Books To Read Before The End Of The World
In books like Russell Hoban's Riddley Walker and Cormac McCarthy's brilliant and brutal The Road, we learn how we shall comport ourselves in the ravaged, dystopian days to come: There will be a lot of fighting, a lot of woeful remembrance of things ...


The Best Book of 2012
The top book on Michiko Kakutani's list of her 10 favorite books of 2012: The Passage of Power by Robert Caro. "In the latest installment of his magisterial, multivolume biography, Mr. Caro uses his wondrous narrative gifts to tell the dramatic ...
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire

Favorite Books of 2012 | Books and Culture
These are not necessarily the best books of the year—though I think some of them qualify—nor the most important. A list of 2012's most important books (so I suppose) would need to include Brad Gregory's The Unintended Reformation, ...
Books and Culture

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Books | Travel News from Fodor's Travel Guides
This is the time of the holiday shopping season when we turn to the best books of the year, whether they're the hottest coffee table tomes or the books we'd want to dive into on a long-haul flight. So with that in mind, we give you our last minute gift ... Despite the fact that it was not our idea, we also love the New York Times' 36 Hours series and book, The New York Times 36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada. Just this once, we condone buying an itinerary book that isn't ours.
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Book Reviews - Chess Cafe
ChessCafe Book and Software Reviews. ... more complex aspects of the author's discussion of the theory of 'corresponding squares,' which we .... Howard Goldowsky from the USA – This book review reminds me of what Mig Greengard said ...
Bill Gates Names Best Books Of 2012
"Every one of these books changed my worldview." So says Bill Gates, a man who knows a thing or two about the world's most pressing problems.

Beth Reeks scoops book deal after romance stories are read by ...
'My parents didn't know I was writing until one day I said I was writing books. ... Random House have now released The Kissing Booth as an e-book to buy for £3 . ... Beth's book is on sale as an ebookand hard copies will be published next year ... Beth said she still can't believe she's a publishedauthor when she hasn't yet ...

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