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Description for Mauve: How one man invented a colour that changed the world Paperback.
1856. Eighteen-year-old chemistry student William Perkin's experiment has gone horribly wrong. But the deep brown sludge his botched project has produced has an unexpected power: the power to dye everything it touches a brilliant purple. Perkin has discovered mauve, the world's first synthetic dye, bridging a gap between pure chemistry and industry which will change the world forever. From the fetching ribbons tying back the hair of every fashionable head in London to the laboratories in which scientists developed modern vaccines against cancer and malaria, Simon Garfield tells the story of how the colour purple became a ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2018
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Condition
New
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781786892782
SKU
9781786892782
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About Simon Garfield
Simon Garfield is the author of seventeen acclaimed books of non-fiction including A Notable Woman (as editor), To the Letter, On the Map, Just My Type and Mauve. His study of AIDS in Britain, The End of Innocence, won the Somerset Maugham Award. simongarfield.com

Reviews for Mauve: How one man invented a colour that changed the world
A book about science which also happens to be a miniature work of art

Daily Telegraph

Intriguing and elegant

Guardian

Thoroughly researched and beautifully written

New Scientist

By bringing Perkin into the open and documenting his life and work, Garfield has done ... Read more

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