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Alfred Nobel, the man and his work

Author: Erik Bergengren
Publisher: London ; New York : Nelson, [1962]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st English edView all editions and formats
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Bergengren, Erik.
Alfred Nobel, the man and his work.
London ; New York : Nelson, [1962]
(OCoLC)576750044
Named Person: Alfred Bernhard Nobel; Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Bergengren
OCLC Number: 40359219
Description: xviii, 222 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The nobel name and ancestors --
Alfred Nobel's parents --
Alfred Nobel's childhood years in Sweden 1833-42 --
Early years with his father in Russia 1843-50 --
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 dynamite --
Time of exploitation --
A world-wide industry is built up: The German companies --
The nobel companies in Scotland, England, and the colonies --
The French companies --
Rapid development in other countries --
Removal to Paris, 1873; Invention of blasting Gelatin, 1875 --
The Nobel Brothers' Naphtha production company in Russia.
Responsibility: by Erik Bergengren ; with a supplement on the Nobel institutions and the Nobel prizes by Nils K. Ståhle ; translated by Alan Blair.

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