Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Silent Spring author Rachel Louise Carson gets Google Doodle

Eco-writer, loathed by McCarthyite right, is honoured on 107th birthday

Silent Spring... today's Google Doodle. Photograph: Google

Rachel Carson, author of one of the most influential eco-manuals ever written, has been picked for today's Google Doodle, on the admittedly slightly random occasion of her 107th birthday.
Anyone unfamiliar with Carson's book The Silent Spring should take a look at this paean by Margaret Atwood, who honoured her in the second part of her Oryx and Crake trilogy, The Year of the Flood, as Saint Rachel of All Birds.

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