By Kathy-jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen
Almost all people has heard of the Nobel Prize, a set of prizes provided for accomplishments in technology, drugs, literature, and peace. yet few humans find out about the fellow who verified the award and for whom it really is named, Alfred Nobel. Alfred Nobel used to be born in Sweden in 1833. a short and curious brain, mixed with a love of technology and chemistry, drove him to invent various technological units all through his lengthy existence. yet he's maybe leading for his invention of dynamite. proceeding it to assist adequately boost highway and bridge building, Nobel observed his most renowned invention utilized in the advance of army weaponry. After a newspaper headline mistakenly proclaims his demise, Nobel was once encouraged to depart a legacy of one other style. the fellow 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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His brother Ludvig had recently died. The newspaper had reported it wrong. As Alfred read his own obituary, he realized that others saw him as a man who earned his wealth by inventing ways to injure and kill. For the rest of his days, this made him very sad. On December 10, 1896, Alfred Nobel died a wealthy but lonely man at his home He was buried in Sweden. 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.
On December 10, 1896, Alfred Nobel died a wealthy but lonely man at his home He was buried in Sweden. 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.
But to the world, Alfred Nobel had invented something called dynamite. This made Alfred wealthy and famous. Everybody knew about Alfred Nobel and his dynamite. Alfred was happy with his success. Most of all, he hoped his inventions would prevent war. He thought that if people were afraid of the harm that explosions could cause, perhaps they would settle things peacefully first. But Alfred was wrong. In many countries, people began to use dynamite to solve problems by hurting others. This made Alfred very sad.
Alfred Nobel. The Man Behind the Peace Prize by Kathy-jo Wargin, Zachary Pullen