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Perkin's perfect purple : how a boy created color with chemistry / by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn ; illustrated by Francesca Sanna.

Brown, Tami Lewis, (author.). Dunn, Debbie Loren, (author.). Sanna, Francesca, (illustrator.).

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J EARLY 547.86 BRO (Text) 33892100706614 Children's New Books Book None 10/27/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368032841
  • ISBN: 1368032842
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Disney-Hyperion, 2020.

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Includes bibliographical references (page [48]).
Summary, etc.:
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. -- adapted from publisher description.
Subject: Perkin, William Henry, Sir, 1838-1907 > Juvenile literature.
Chemists > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Purple > Juvenile literature.
Dyes and dyeing > Juvenile literature.
Science > Methodology > Juvenile literature.
Perkin, W. H. (William Henry), 1860-1929.
Dyes and dyeing > Chemistry.
Chemists > England > Biography.
Purple.
England > Social life and customs > 19th century.
Genre: Biographies.
Summary: 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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