Today's Google Doodle celebrates 107th b'day of Rachel Louise Carson -- writer, scientist, and ecologist. The Google Doodles are so much fun -- and spark a discovery journey to learn more about the subject. Only wish Google would CREDIT THE ARTIST(S). Does anyone know??? (online searching revealed more info and updates added 5/28) Google just credits an anonymous "team of talented illustrators" at this general link on doodles here: http://www.google.com/doodles/about
Info about individual artists -- AND SOMETIMES COMMENTARY FROM THEM ON THEIR CREATIVE PROCESS -- can be found by searching the individual doodle (links added 5/28)
Google Doodles are a wonderful example of how curiosity inspired by an image can help you learn something new every day :)
RACHEL CARSON GOOGLE DOODLE
Here are some links to learn more about Rachel Carson: http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/public-and-environmental-health/environmental-chemistry/carson.aspx
and here http://www.rachelcarson.org/Biography.aspx#.U4SzqHJdXTp
Carson Doodle is by artist Matthew Criukshank. More on this doodle here:
DOROTHY HODGKIN GOOGLE DOODLE
It's the birthday of Dorothy Hodgkin, who was born in 1910 in Cairo, Egypt. Hodgkin studied chemistry at Oxford University and crystallography at Cambridge University. She was a pioneer in the application of crystallography to proteins. With her collaborators she derived the 3D structures of several important biomolecules, including penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Hodgkin was awarded the 1964 Nobel chemistry prize for her discoveries.
Link for more info on Dorothy Hodgkin:
Hodgkin Doodle is by Leon Hong. More on this Doodle here:
MARY ANNING GOOGLE DOODLE (This one's still a MYSTERY 5/28)
and here http://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/in-the-museum/mary-anning
and also here http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/anning.html
Doodle post for Mary Anning doesn't seem to credit an individual artist. Here's the link:
PERCY JULIAN GOOGLE DOODLE
Links on him here:
This Doodle by Mike Dutton. Link here: http://www.google.com/doodles/percy-julians-115th-birthday
JOHN VENN GOOGLE DOODLE (8.4.14) artist Mike Dutton.
MARIE CURIE GOOGLE DOODLE
More on Mary Blair here on the blog -- post from mar 15, 2014 for exhibit at Walt Disney Family Museum.
Here are some books on Mary Blair from the SNB website -- http://stuartngbooks.com/
This final Google Doodle is for iconic Audrey Hepburn.
Here's official site for Ms. Hepburn: http://www.audreyhepburn.com/menu/index02.php
April 14, 2015 Google Doodle Celebrated 155th Anniversary of the Pony Express... with an interactive video game..
This link has more info on Google Doodle artist Nate Swinehart and the team behind the Pony Express Doodle and game... https://www.google.com/doodles/155th-anniversary-of-the-pony-express
May 26, 2015 Google Doodle Celebrated 64th b'day of astronaut Sally Ride.
Link below to Google Doodle page contains animation by Nate Swinehart: a behind the scenes look at the doodle, narrated by doodle artist Olivia Huynh and Sally Ride partner Tam O'Shaughnessy, who authored the doodle blog post.
Doodle for animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger
This post includes link to a behind-the-scenes video clip about doodle's creation.
Two science gals celebrated by Google Doodles on the same day:
UK Doodle for Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
links and behind-the-scenes of these doodles in this post: http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2016/06/google-doodles-different-doodles.html