By Kathy-jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen
Almost everybody has heard of the Nobel Prize, a set of prizes offered for accomplishments in technological know-how, medication, literature, and peace. yet few humans learn about the guy who validated the award and for whom it truly is named, Alfred Nobel. Alfred Nobel used to be born in Sweden in 1833. a brief and curious brain, mixed with a love of technology and chemistry, drove him to invent a number of technological units all through his lengthy lifestyles. yet he's maybe preferable for his invention of dynamite. proceeding it to assist properly enhance highway and bridge building, Nobel observed his most famed invention utilized in the advance of army weaponry. After a newspaper headline mistakenly pronounces his loss of life, Nobel used to be encouraged to depart a legacy of one other kind. the fellow at 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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His friends and family gathered to hear the reading of his will. After money had been given to a few close friends and relative; an announcement was made. The entire estate of Alfred Nobe one of the richest men in all of Europe, would be used to create yearly prizes for those who have rendered the greatest services to humankind. There would be a prize for accomplishment in physics; another for chemical discovery or improvement; a prize for physiology or medicine; and a prize for literature. And last was to be a special prize.
But he is perhaps most well known for his invention of dynamite. Intending it to help safely advance road and bridge construction, Nobel saw his most famous invention used in the development of military weaponry. After reading a newspaper headline mistakenly announcing his death, Nobel was inspired to leave a legacy of another sort. The Man Behind the Peace Prize tells the story of the enduring legacy of Alfred Nobel. ALFRED NOBEL THE MAN BEHIND THE PEACE PRIZE KATHY-JO WARGIN and Illustrated by ZACHARY PULLEN To all children who carry the vision, the dream, and the willpower to make our world smarter, healthier, safer, and a more peaceful place to live for all people.
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.