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Alfred Nobel, the man and his work

Erik Bergengren

Alfred Nobel, the man and his work

by Erik Bergengren

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Published by Nelson in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nobel, Alfred Bernhard, 1833-1896.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Erik Bergengren ; with a suppl. on the Nobel institutions and the Nobel prizes by Nils K. Ståhle ; translated by Alan Blair.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTP268.5.N7 B4 1962
    The Physical Object
    Pagination222 p. :
    Number of Pages222
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5867124M
    LC Control Number62051742

      In a real sense this book is Alfred Nobelâs official biography, written by someone who knew him and worked with Alfred Nobel for the last few years of his life. First published in in New York, it remains a book well worth reading. I remember reading Nobel: Dynamite and Peace when I was a young man. It made a profound impression on me. Kathy-Jo Wargin brings this scientific and entrepreneurial genius to life Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind the Peace Prize, a story about Nobel's life and work. The book does not detail Nobel's early life growing up in Sweden and Russia but focuses on his work with nitroglycerin and invention of the blasting cap and his subsequent invention of.

      J ust last week my daughter and I were making breakfast when we heard, on the radio, that President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. My daughter wanted to know what the prize is. Luckily I had just reviewed a splendid book about Alfred Nobel and I pulled it off my shelf for her to : Marya Jansen-Gruber.   If you read a biography of Alfred Nobel or of the Nobel Prize, including Wikipedia and the Encyclopedia Britannica, you will likely read a dramatic story: in April of Alfred Nobel’s brother died and a newspaper mistakenly reported that Alfred had died. More then that, the paper ripped Alfred to shreds. “The Merchant of Death is.

    Alfred Nobel, born in , was the inventor of dynamite. He was much more than an inventor, was fluent in several languages, enjoyed poetry and was considered to have radical ideas during his time. He left a lasting legacy by establishing the famous peace prize which is named in his honour.   Alfred Nobel: Alfred Bernhard Nobel is the man after whom the Nobel Prize is named. Nobel, born in in Stockholm, was a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, author and pacifist. He Author: Will Kenton.


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Alfred Nobel, the man and his work by Erik Bergengren 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, the man and his work book, in German. The English translation was published inin association with the Nobel Foundation, to mark the th anniversary of Alfred Nobel's birth.

This book is written by Alfred Nobel's assistant with great love and respect for his boss. Find in a library near you. In Worldcat page. The nobel name and ancestors --Alfred Nobel's parents --Alfred Nobel's childhood years in Sweden --Early years with his father in Russia --Effects of the Crimean War on the nobels' work --Nitroglycerin is tamed --The Heleneborg disaster --The world's first nitroglycerin factory --Progress and setbacks for a new industry --Guhr.

Alfred Nobel initially learned the fundamentals of engineering from his father. He later learned from private tutors, becoming competent in chemistry. After working under the direction of Swedish American naval engineer and inventor John Ericsson in the United States, Nobel returned to Europe to work in his father’s factory in St.

Petersburg. 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 Alfred Nobel IRA Teachers' Choice Award for Win One for the /5(10).

Alfred Nobel is famous for the annual prizes in science, literature, and peace awarded in his name. Although he was born into poverty, his family members were creative and entrepreneurial; they worked hard and became successful.

Alfred was the scientist of the family, inventing and manufacturing dynamite, the blasting cap, gelignite, and. 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 for blasting rocks. 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.

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 explosives. Ina deadly explosion Born: Nobel was also a passionate advocate for peace: "Alfred Nobel continued to observe the peace work in Europe.

He even employed a former Turkish diplomat, Aristarchi Bey, with the main task to keep Nobel au courant with the activities of the peace movements." (Alfred Nobel's Thoughts about War and Peace). Alfred Nobel was so inspired by the. 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 few years prior. He manufactured landmines for the Tsar's army, and made good profits.

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 the 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.

Wargin begins this biography of Alfred Nobel with his days as a young man trying to find a "safe" form of dynamite. His success makes him a wealthy man, but not a happy one, as he sees that his invention has not always been used for peaceful purposes, but also to harm others.

When he dies, he leaves money to establish the Nobel Prizes/5. But others felt differently. According to reports, upon the death of Nobel’s brother, a French Magazine published a premature obituary of Nobel titled “The Merchant of Death is Dead,” which led Nobel to set up his prizes to ensure his legacy.

Nobel the Man. Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden, and was a well-traveled “vagabond.”. InAlfred Nobel obtained his first Swedish patent on the use of the mercury percussion detonator of nitroglycerine (blasting oil) as an explosive in construction by: 4. Alfred Nobel (pronunciation (help info)) (Octo – Decem ) was a Swedish scientist, engineer, and weapons is well known for the invention of dynamite and for creating the Nobel Prize.

He left instructions in his will that his money should create the Nobel Prize after reading an article in a French newspaper that called him the "merchant of death" and. Learn about Alfred Nobel's life and work, which changed how warfare was waged.

Along with his scientific discoveries, this book describes the creation of the Nobel Foundation and the annual prizes awarded each year in Nobel's name. Immanuel Nobel was an engineer and inventor As Alfred grew older, Immanuel was not pleased with his son's interest in poetry.

He wanted Alfred to following in his footsteps He sent Alfred away to study chemical engineering. 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 fortune by producing explosives. 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 paradoxes.

He invented dynamite and revolutionized the technology of destruction, yet his dreams of a disarmed world inspired him to create the Nobel Peace ed on: Aug. Alfred Nobel remained in Russia when his father returned to Stockholm in Both were doing studies of nitroglycerin, a violent explosive liquid.

In Alfred rejoined his father, and in that year he succeeded in exploding nitroglycerin at will by using gunpowder to set it off.Alfred Nobel as a young man. Rudbeck’s daughter Wendela married one Petrus Nobelius, whose name was the latinized version of his birthplace, Nöbbelöv in Skåne, southern Sweden.The Answer: No and no.

Swedish-born chemist and inventor Alfred Bernhard Nobel was what we call nowadays "a workaholic," which left little time for a personal life. He spent a good portion of his life traveling and working. By the time he died in Nobel had .