Mauve:How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World

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Recommended by Scott Snyder, Professor in Chemistry and the College at UChicago and Winner of The Quantrell Award

"By bringing Perkin into the open and documenting his life and work, Garfield has done a service to history."--Chicago Tribune "[A]n inviting cocktail of Perkin biography, account of the dye industry and where it led, and social and cultural history up to the present."--American Scientist "Garfield leaps gracefully back and forth in time, as comfortable in the Victorian past as he is in the brave new world of petrochemicals and biochemistry."--Kirkus Reviews starred review. "[T]he delight of this book is seeing parallels to present-day trends."--"New York Times Book Review
Publication Date: 
May 17, 2002