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

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The story of how a British chemist William perkin accidentally disocvered an oily sludge that turned silk a light purple. His discovery revolutionized Victorian fashion and sparked a great surge in the industrial applications of chemistry.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Nonfiction
Named Person: William Henry Perkin, Sir; William Henry Perkin, Sir; William Henry Perkin, Sir; Perkin.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 0393020053 9780393020052
OCLC Number: 45715351
Description: 222 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: The celebrity --
Not the land of science --
Floating in the air --
The recipe --
Hindrance and synthesis --
Mauve measles --
The terrible glare --
Madder --
Poisoning the clientele --
Red letter days --
Self-destruction --
The new eventuality --
Physical acts --
Fingerprints.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

Abstract:

The story of how a British chemist William perkin accidentally disocvered an oily sludge that turned silk a light purple. His discovery revolutionized Victorian fashion and sparked a great surge in the industrial applications of chemistry.
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