Today, search engine giant Google has put up a new doodle on its home-page to highlight the 107th birth anniversary of the American marine biologist and author Rachel Louise Carson. The Doodle features a sketch of Carson standing at a riverside with a pair of binoculars around her neck and a notebook in her hand. In the same doodle, you will also see birds in the sky and aquatic animals in the river.
Born on May 27, 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania, Carson is famous for advancing the global environment movement through her writings. Carson who was also a conservationist had a great passion for environment and had spent a lot of time exploring the forests and streams around her home.
Her book, Silent Spring was noted and credited with advancing the global movement on environment. Another work of hers, 'The Sea Around Us' was also made into a documentary film. The documentary went on to win the Oscar for the 'Best Documentary' in 1953. However, the first book she published was "Under the Sea-Wind: A Naturalist's Picture of Ocean Life" in 1941, and second book, "The Sea Around Us", in 1951.
Carson was awarded the 'Presidential Medal of Freedom', the highest civilian honour in the United States of America. Her home in Pennsylvania was renamed as 'Rachel Carson Homestead' and became a National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Carson died in 1964 after a long battle against breast cancer.