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By Kathy-jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen

ISBN-10: 1585362816

ISBN-13: 9781585362813

Almost each person has heard of the Nobel Prize, a set of prizes presented for accomplishments in technology, medication, literature, and peace. yet few humans find out about the fellow who validated the award and for whom it truly is named, Alfred Nobel. Alfred Nobel was once born in Sweden in 1833. a short and curious brain, mixed with a love of technology and chemistry, drove him to invent quite a few technological units all through his lengthy lifestyles. yet he's possibly ideal for his invention of dynamite. proceeding it to aid thoroughly increase highway and bridge development, Nobel observed his most famed invention utilized in the advance of army weaponry. After a newspaper headline mistakenly pronounces his demise, Nobel used to be encouraged to go away a legacy of one other type. the fellow in the back of the Peace Prize tells the tale of the iconic legacy of Alfred Nobel.Kathy-jo Wargin is the bestselling writer of greater than 30 books for kids. between her many awards for her paintings are a global Reading...

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He realized such rods could be put into holes so builders could make blasts happen only where they wanted. The rods would ignite only if they had a blasting cap, making them unlikely to explode on their own. Finally, Alfred Nobel made nitroglycerin safe to use. Alfred named his invention after the Greek word dynamis, which means power. But to the world, Alfred Nobel had invented something called dynamite. This made Alfred wealthy and famous. Everybody knew about Alfred Nobel and his dynamite. Alfred was happy with his success.

Alfred’s love of poetry and literature was equal to his love of science and chemistry. Although he hoped to spend his life as a writer, he soon realized that writing and poetry would have to wait. Alfred began trying different ways to ignite nitroglycerin safely. With the help of his father and his brothers Robert and Ludvig, he experimented day and night, sometimes mixing the liquid with gunpowder, which made it easier to handle. Alfred kept testing until he came up with a wooden plug he could fill with gunpowder.

Alfred’s love of poetry and literature was equal to his love of science and chemistry. Although he hoped to spend his life as a writer, he soon realized that writing and poetry would have to wait. Alfred began trying different ways to ignite nitroglycerin safely. With the help of his father and his brothers Robert and Ludvig, he experimented day and night, sometimes mixing the liquid with gunpowder, which made it easier to handle. Alfred kept testing until he came up with a wooden plug he could fill with gunpowder.

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