"Colours" by Victoria Finlay

The story of a woman journalist who worked on the South China Post who opted to write a book on the history of where pigments came from for paints and inks around the world through history (mostly prior to the 1840s I beleive) - and she went around the world to find them - from purple-pigment secreting snails in Mexico to Keats lamenting Newton's destruction of poetry with his scientific analsysis of light to why the sky is blue - full of adventure and anecdotes.

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