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This review is from: Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World (Paperback)
This book pushed so many of my buttons -- science history, painting, Victoriania, chains of coincidence and hidden causality -- that I had to love it. Best popular science book I've read in a while.
A diferent kind of reader might have been annoyed at the depth of detail, much of it trivia. I gobbled it up, though.