Question: How did dynamite impact the world?

One thousand times more powerful than black powder, dynamite expedited the building of roads, tunnels, canals, and other construction projects worldwide in the second half of the 19th century. Today its inventors name is well known, but more for prizes of peace and of achievement than for explosives.

How has dynamite had an impact on your life and society?

Nobels invention made producing and using explosives cheaper and safer w/ fewer accidents & deaths. Dynamite also made the jobs of demolition and mining a lot easier and faster. It also helped in the development of transport networks (train track and roads) all around the world.

How does dynamite affect the environment?

Underwater shock waves produced by the explosion stun the fish and cause their swim bladders to rupture. The explosions indiscriminately kill large numbers of fish and other marine organisms in the vicinity and can damage or destroy the physical environment, including extensive damage to coral reefs.

Why was dynamite so successful?

Alfred Nobels invention of the detonator ensured a controlled explosion of nitroglycerine and made it possible to introduce this much stronger explosive on the civilian explosives market. His second important invention, dynamite, facilitated the transport and handling of nitroglycerine.

What are the negative effects of dynamite?

Dynamite fishing destroys both the food chain and the corals where the fish nest and grow. Blast fishing kills the entire food chain, including plankton, fish both large and small, and the juveniles that do not grow old enough to spawn.

How does explosion affect the environment?

Explosive weapons can devastate a landscape. They can reduce buildings to toxic rubble and destroy long-cherished trees. They can contaminate the soil for decades and cause poisons to leach into once healthy rivers. They can decimate ecosystems and disturb the harmony of nature.

What did they use before dynamite?

Before dynamite, the strongest explosive was gunpowder. The explosive in dynamite — nitroglycerin — already existed. The problem with nitroglycerin, though, is that its very unstable and very dangerous to handle. Nobels invention made the nitroglycerin safer to handle.

Is dynamite fishing banned in the Philippines?

The practice of dynamite fishing is illegal, but it has remained a lingering problem in the Philippines for some time now. Explosions from dynamite fishing destroy coral reefs and kill fish and their eggs and larvae, and injure other animals including marine mammals.

What are the effects of explosion?

Direct, Primary Effects The main direct, primary effect to humans from an explosion is the sudden increase in pressure that occurs as a blast wave passes. It can cause injury to pressure- sensitive human organs, such as ears and lungs.

What are the impacts of explosive substances?

Explosive weapons can devastate a landscape. They can reduce buildings to toxic rubble and destroy long-cherished trees. They can contaminate the soil for decades and cause poisons to leach into once healthy rivers. They can decimate ecosystems and disturb the harmony of nature.

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