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Perkin's perfect purple : how a boy created color with chemistry

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First edition.

"Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few. The process was very complicated and expensive. Until 1856, when a boy named William Henry Perkin invented a new way. While testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria, he found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic PURPLE"--

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Naples Library J B PERKIN (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
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  • ISBN: 9781368032841
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney - Hyperion, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few. The process was very complicated and expensive. Until 1856, when a boy named William Henry Perkin invented a new way. While testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria, he found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic PURPLE"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Perkin, William Henry, Sir, 1838-1907 > Juvenile literature.
Perkin, William Henry, Sir, 1838-1907.
Chemists > England > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Purple > Juvenile literature.
Dyes and dyeing > Juvenile literature.
Chemists.
Purple.
Dyes and dyeing.
Genre: Biographies.


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