Alfred Nobel: Networks of Innovation
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Remembered as the inventor of dynamite and the founder of the Nobel Prizes, many aspects of the career of Alfred Nobel remain a mystery.
What inspiration lead him to the creation of many of his inventions? What mechanisms fostered the transition from the laboratory to a global industrial empire?
And ultimately, what inspired Alfred Nobel to use his amassed fortune as the foundation for prizes rewarding accomplishments in a variety of disciples?
Alfred Nobel: Networks of Innovation attempts to answer many of these questions while presenting a portrait of the man and of the society in which he lived and prospered.