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A Most Damnable Invention

Dynamite, Nitrates, and the Making of the Modern World

by Stephen Bown

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Thomas Dunne Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History Of Science,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • History,
  • Inventions,
  • Science / History,
  • Moral and ethical aspects

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9866490M
    ISBN 10031232913X
    ISBN 109780312329136
    OCLC/WorldCa59003109

    Bown, Stephen R. A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamite, Nitrates, and the Making of the Modern World. New York: Thomas Dunne (Originally, St. Martin's Press, ). This is a fascinating history of explosives and a significant addition to Feldman's The Nobel Prize. Alfred Nobel made his fortune in the arms trade but he liked to think of himself as. Buy A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamite, Nitrates, and the Making of the Modern World by Bown, Stephen R. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low 5/5(1).

      Stephen R. Bown is the author of Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and A Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail, selected as one of the Globe and Mail's Top books of , and A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamite, Nitrates and the Making of the Modern World, selected for the Scientific American Book Club, the History Book Club and the Quality Paperback 4/4(1).   The Nobel prizes were established by none other than inventor Alfred Nobel (–). But besides being the namesake behind one of the most prestigious awards given annually for academic, cultural and scientific achievements, Nobel is also well-known for making it Author: Mary Bellis.

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Product Details About the AuthorAuthor: Stephen Bown. Excerpt Prologue. An Epic Quest. F ritz Haber was in Stockholm to receive a lucrative and prestigious prize.

It was June 1,and he was fifty-two years old. The award of a Nobel Prize in chemistry ought to have been cause for celebration, a crowning recognition of his brilliant scientific work.

The Most Damnable Invention Essay Dynamite is a high explosive that derives its power from a chemical called nitroglycerin and which used diatomaceous earth as its absorbent.

Dynamite was invented by Swedish chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel in and was then patented in Dynamite has a wide range of uses; from building demolitions to warfare and death.

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