A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamite, Nitrates, and the Making of the Modern World

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A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamite, Nitrates, and the Making of the Modern World - Bown, Stephen R
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Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's discovery of dynamite made possible the famous industrial megaprojects that transformed the countryside and defined the era, including the St. Gothard rail tunnel through the Alps, the clearing of New York harbor, the Panama Canal, and countless others. Dynamite also caused terrible injuries and great loss of life, and, in some cases, incalculable and irreparable environmental damage. Nobel was one of the richest men in a society rapidly transforming under the power of his invention, but with ...

A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamite, Nitrates, and the Making of the Modern World 2005, Thomas Dunne Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312329136

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A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamite, Nitrates, and the Making of the Modern World 2005, Viking

ISBN-13: 9780670045242

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