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

Author: Tami Lewis Brown; Debbie Loren Dunn; Francesca Sanna
Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few because the process was very complicated and expensive. Then in 1856, a boy named William Henry Perkin was testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria and found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic purple. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography
Named Person: William Henry Perkin, Sir; William Henry Perkin, Sir; William Henry Perkin, Sir
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tami Lewis Brown; Debbie Loren Dunn; Francesca Sanna
ISBN: 9781368032841 1368032842
OCLC Number: 1143644989
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn ; illustrated by Francesca Sanna.

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Many years ago, the color purple was available only to a privileged few because the process was very complicated and expensive. Then in 1856, a boy named William Henry Perkin was testing a hypothesis about a cure for malaria and found that his experiment resulted in something else--something vivid and rare for the times: synthetic purple. Perkin, a pioneer of the modern scientific method, made numerous advances possible, including canned food and chemotherapy. But it was his creation of purple that started it all. This book is a joyous celebration of Perkin's impactful purple.--

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