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Mauve : how one man invented a colour that changed the world

By: Garfield, Simon

0571209173 / 9780571209170
Paperback
04/09/2001
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm 224p., [8]p. of plates : ill. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: 2000.

In his bestselling and widely praised Mauve, Simon Garfield tells the story of the forgotten scientific pioneer William Perkin, a man whose father didn't want him to become a chemist, and whose chemistry professor didn't want him to wreck his career in pursuit of a colour.

By the age of 18, however, Perkin had made a discovery that would make him the richest chemist in Britain. 'Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, the book is more than just a biography of Perkin.

Garfield weaves the past with the present as he tells us just how Perkin's discovery changed the world; New Scientist

BIC:

BG Biography: general, HBTB Social & cultural history, KCZ Economic history, PDX History of science, PDZ Popular science, TDCJ Pigments, dyestuffs & paint technology

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