Contributor biographical information for A most damnable invention : dynamite, nitrates, and the making of the modern world / Stephen R. Bown.


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Stephen R. Bown was born in Ottawa, Canada, and graduated in history from the University of Alberta. He has a special interest in the history of science and exploration. His previous books are The Naturalists: Scientific Travelers in the Golden Age of National History and Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner, and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail. He lives in the Canadian Rockies with his wife and two young children.



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Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science -- History.