By Kathy-jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen
Almost everybody has heard of the Nobel Prize, a suite of prizes provided for accomplishments in technological know-how, drugs, literature, and peace. yet few humans learn about the fellow who verified the award and for whom it's 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 existence. yet he's possibly prime for his invention of dynamite. proceeding it to aid properly boost street and bridge development, Nobel observed his most renowned invention utilized in the improvement of army weaponry. After a newspaper headline mistakenly publicizes his demise, Nobel was once encouraged to go away a legacy of one other type. the guy in the back of the Peace Prize tells the tale of the long-lasting 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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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. He called the plug a blasting cap. It would help builders ignite the nitroglycerin safely.
DAWES 1922 FRIDTJOF NANSEN 1921 HJALMAR BRANTING, CHRISTIAN LANGE 1920 LÉON BOURGEOIS 1919 WOODROW WILSON 1917 International Committee of the Red Cross 1913 HENRI LA FONTAINE 1912 ELIHU ROOT 1911 TOBIAS ASSER, ALFRED FRIED 1910 Permanent International Peace Bureau 1909 AUGUSTE BEERNAERT, PAUL HENRI D’ESTOURNELLES DE CONSTANT 1908 KLAS PONTUS ARNOLDSON, FREDRIK BAJER 1907 ERNESTO TEODORO MONETA, LOUIS RENAULT 1906 THEODORE ROOSEVELT 1905 BERTHA VON SUTTNER 1904 Institute of International Law 1903 RANDAL CREMER 1902 ÉLIE DUCOMMUN, ALBERT GOBAT 1901 HENRY DUNANT, FRÉDÉRIC PASSY KATHY-JO WARGIN Kathy-jo Wargin is the best-selling author of more than 30 books for children.
Two years after Emil died, Alfred mixed nitroglycerin with sand. This made a paste he could roll into the shape of a rod. 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.
Alfred Nobel. The Man Behind the Peace Prize by Kathy-jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen