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Alfred Nobel

Trevor I. Williams

Alfred Nobel

pioneer of high explosives.

by Trevor I. Williams

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Published by Priory Press in [Great Britain] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nobel, Alfred.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesPioneers of science and discovery
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13875671M

    Named Person: Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Alfred Bernhard Nobel: Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. Dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel never explained why he created the Nobel Prizes in his will, but he may have been inspired by reading an unflattering obituary—his own.

    Few documents have had a more enduring influence on our century than Alfred Nobel's last will and testament, for these handwritten sheets of paper established the most coveted and prestigious awards on earth. Nobel prizes confer more than mere recognition - they represent glory and power, and are the stuff of immortality. Yet the man whose name they bear has been . Alfred Nobel: | | | |Alfred Nobel| | | | | ||| World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most definitive.

    When he died in , Alfred Nobel left behind a nine million dollar endowment fund. The Nobel prize is awarded yearly to people whose work helps humanity. In total, Alfred Nobel held three hundred and fifty-five patents in the fields of electrochemistry, optics, biology, and physiology. Background Information on Alfred Nobel Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm on Octo His father, Immanuel Nobel, was an engineer and inventor who built bridges and buildings in Stockholm. In connection with his construction work, Immanuel Nobel also experimented with different techniques of blasting rock.


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Alfred Nobel by Trevor I. Williams Download PDF EPUB FB2

– Alfred Nobel. The Man and his Work, authorized by the Nobel Foundation and published by Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd., Edinburgh,in English. – Alfred Nobel, authorized by the Nobel Foundation, published by Bechtle Verlag, Munich,in German. – Alfred Nobel, authorized by the Nobel Foundation.

Nobel had a rare combination of talent Fant's biography is well-written and his observations of Nobel seem apt, but the book is incredibly detailed and a task to finish. I enjoyed Alfred Nobel book majority of the book but the inclusion of that volume of personal letters and also so many details of his business dealings became tedious by the end/5.

The Man Behind the Peace Prize tells the story of the enduring legacy of Alfred -jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than 30 books for children. Among her many awards for her work are an International Reading Association Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon and an IRA Teachers' Choice Award for Win One for the Gipper/5(10).

I knew the basic story of Alfred Nobel before I read the book: Nobel was the inventor of dynamite but wanted to leave a positive legacy Alfred Nobel book the world with his wealth. After his death, his estate is used to award Nobel prizes to leaders in several fields/5.

The Man Behind the Peace Prize tells the story of the enduring legacy of Alfred -jo Wargin is the bestselling author of more than 30 books for children. Among her many awards for her work are an International Reading Association Children's Choice Award for The Legend of the Loon and an IRA Teachers' Choice Award for Win One for the Brand: Sleeping Bear Press.

Born in Sweden, chemist Alfred Nobel worked at his father's arms factory as a young man. Intellectually curious, he went on to experiment with chemistry and Born: Alfred Nobel is best known for his invention of dynamite and an explosive device called a blasting cap, which inaugurated the modern use of high explosives.

He also founded the Nobel Prizes. How was Alfred Nobel educated. Alfred Nobel initially learned the fundamentals of engineering from his father. Nobel the Man. Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden, and was a well-traveled “vagabond.” He had properties in several countries.

At the time of his death he was best known as the inventor of dynamite, although he held as many as patents. Nobel was rumored to have hated lawyers as a result of his patent litigation. The most complete and only full-length biography of the legendary inventor of dynamite and founder of the prizes that bear his name.

As with many extraordinary lives, Nobel's biography reads better than most fiction - born in poverty, his creation of a safe method for detonating nitro-glycerine catapulted him to wealth /5(2).

The Nobel Prizes represent glory and world stature, and are the stuff of immortality. Yet the man whose name they bear has been lost to near obscurity. As Kenne Fant shows in this fascinating biography, Alfred Nobel’s life contained fierce and troubling by: Alfred Nobel in The My Itty-Bitty Bio series is a biography for the earliest readers.

This book examines the life of Alfred Nobel in a simple, age-appropriate way that will help children develop word recognition and reading skills. The series celebrates diversity, covering women and men from a range of backgrounds and professions.

Includes a timeline, primary sources, glossary. Swedish industrialist and chemist Alfred Nobel (), the inventor of dynamite and founder of the prestigious prizes, is seen as a secluded misanthrope prone to melancholy and convinced of life's absurdities in this gracefully written biography by Swedish actor/director Fant.5/5(1).

Alfred Nobel died in San Remo, Italy, on Decem When his will was opened it came as a surprise that his fortune was to be used for Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and executors of his will were two young engineers, Ragnar Sohlman and Rudolf Lilljequist.

Story of Alfred Nobel, The () *** (out of 4) The third entry in John Nesbitt's "Passing Parade" series tells the story of Alfred Nobel (Paul Guilfoyle), the man who invented dynamite as a way to help mankind but it turned out to cause more deaths than he had expected/10(3).

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born in Stockholm on 21 October The menfolk of the family were engineers and businessmen. InAlfred moved with his mother and brothers to St.

Petersburg, where his father Immanuel Nobel had opened an armaments factory a. The world's most famous set of awards are the Nobel Prizes. Presented for outstanding achievement in literature, peace, economics, medicine and the sciences, they were created a century ago by Alfred B.

Nobel (), a man who amassed his. Save and read this checklist of books written by Nobel Prize for Literature Winners. This most prestigious prize is awarded to an author, from a country, who has 'in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction'.

~ Alfred Nobel. The Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite and other explosives, but he is best remembered for using the bulk of his personal fortune to create the Nobel Foundation, which awards Nobel Prizes every year to those who benefit mankind.

Summary: The authors have researched Alfred Nobel's life for more than ten years, primarily for material for a drama-documentary TV film. This richly illustrated book about Alfred Nobel's inventions, career and personal life was published to commemorate the th anniversary of Alfred Nobel's birth.

Find in a library near you. Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on Octoin Stockholm, Sweden, one of eight children born to Immanuel Nobel and Caroline Andrietta Ahlsell. The same year Nobel was born, his father, an inventor and engineer, went bankrupt due to financial misfortune and a fire that destroyed much of his work.

Several years after the death of Alfred Nobel, the Norwegian Storting (Parliament) decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Bertha von Suttner. Alfred Nobel died in San Remo, Italy, on Decem The Nobel Prizes represent glory and world stature, and are the stuff of immortality.

Yet the man whose name they bear has been lost to near obscurity. As Kenne Fant shows in this fascinating biography, Alfred Nobel’s life contained fierce and troubling ed on: Aug Get this from a library! Alfred Nobel. [Timmy Warner] -- Discusses the life story of Alfred Nobel, his invention of dynamite and subsequent wealth to his sadness at the explosive's destructive power and decision to create yearly prizes for those who have.