Mauve: How one man invented a colour that changed the world (Canons) by Simon Garfield
English | May 3rd, 2018 | ASIN: B0764DRWPD, ISBN: 1786892782 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 2.70 MB
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.