Google celebrates the birthday of Silent Spring author Rachel Carson

May 27th marks the birthday of conservation writer Rachel Carson

'Carson's book has changed the world,' said The Times.

Rachel Carson wrote one of the Twentieth Century's most influential books. Published in 1962, Silent Spring documented the use of pesticides in agriculture, showing their environmentally destructive side-effects and impacts upon human and animal health.

More than 50 years on from its first publication, Carson's impassioned arguments resonate more strongly than ever. Google today (May 27th 2014) celebrates her birthday and honours one of the world's finest conservation writers

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