Mauve

  • Auteur: Simon Garfield
  • ISBN: 0571265464
  • Date de sortie: 2013-04-04
  • Collection: Faber & Faber
  • Total Download: 4238
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Mauve is the beguiling story of a man who invented a colour, and in the process transformed the world around him. Before 1856, artificial colour was derived with difficulty and at enormous expense from animals, minerals or plants. But in 1856 a chemist called William Perkin found a way of making colour from coal. Perkin found mauve by chance, at the age of 18, working on a treatment for malaria. Instead of artificial quinine he produced a dark oily sludge that, much to his surprise, turned silk a beautiful light purple. The colour was unique. It not only stormed the fashion houses of Paris and London, it earned Perkin a fortune and generated huge industries in the new science of applied chemistry. Perkin's astonishing discovery, engagingly told in Mauve, had fundamental effects on the development of explosives, perfume, photography and modern medicine - effects that colour everything we see today.

Maverick in mauve

  • Auteur: Florence Adele Sloane
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1983
  • Collection: Doubleday Books
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MAUVE FLUSH

  • Auteur: 'Rock Rampant'
  • ISBN: 1291957278
  • Date de sortie:
  • Collection: Lulu.com
  • Total Download: 1509
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Mauve

  • Auteur: Simon Garfield
  • ISBN: 9780393323139
  • Date de sortie: 2002
  • Collection: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Total Download: 2091
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Relates how English chemist William Perkin's accidental discovery of the color mauve--and a method to mass-produce it--created new interest in the industrial applications of chemistry research.

The Most Mauve There Is

  • Auteur: Nancy Springer
  • ISBN: 161187565X
  • Date de sortie: 2013-05-25
  • Collection: Untreed Reads
  • Total Download: 2781
  • Total Read: 6913

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Middle-schooler Avery Holsopple is already struggling with the fact that he's the shortest guy in school. To make matters worse, his older sister Valerie has insisted on having a Victorian-style wedding, which means Avery is about to find himself dressed up in the worst color he can imagine for a boy: pink. Of course, Mom insists the color is mauve but Avery's eyes know the truth. Desperate to get out of his duties he hatches a plan with Mark, Valerie's fianc?, and ensures that this wedding is one that nobody is ever going to forget.

Mauve and murder

  • Auteur: Barbara Burnett Smith
  • ISBN: 9780373265763
  • Date de sortie: 2006-01-01
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Mauve

  • Auteur: Simon Garfield
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: ICON Group International
  • Total Download: 5642
  • Total Read: 9652

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MAUVE is the story of a man who accidentally invented a color, and in the process transformed the world around him. Before 1856, the color in our lives--the reds, blues, and blacks of clothing, paint, print--came from insects or mollusks, roots or leaves, and dyeing was painstaking and expensive. But in 1856 eighteeen-year-old English chemist William Perkin accidentally discovered a way to mass-produce color in a factory. Working on a treament for malaria in his London home laboratory, Perkin found mauve by chance. His experiments failed to result in artificial quinine as he had hoped, but produced instead a dark oily sludge that happened to turn silk a beautiful light purple.
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