Google Fossile Doodle Logo For 215th Birthday Of Mary Anning

May 21, 2014 • 7:51 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Logos

Today on the Google home pages worldwide is a special Google logo, aka Google Doodle for Mary Anning. Today is her 215th birthday and she was a well-respected British fossil collector and palaeontologist.

The Google logo looks very palaeontologist where she is uncovering fossils from the soil:

Google's Mary Anning Logo

She was born today in 1799 in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England and died at the young age of 47 on March 9, 1847 from breast cancer.

Wikipedia says that her work "contributed to fundamental changes that occurred during her lifetime in scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the history of the Earth."

As you can see from the Google Doodle, it does this time shape the Google letters in some fashion, with the fossil patterns.

She spent most of her time searching for fossils in Blue Lias cliffs, which was a very dangerous place because of all the landslides that took place. She was poor most of her life but only a few years ago, hundreds of years after her death, the the Royal Society included Anning in a list of the ten British women who have most influenced the history of science.

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