An explosive invented in Sweden by Alfred Nobel in 1866. Dynamite is made using a combination of diatomaceous earth soaked in nitroglycerin. The nitroglycerin is detonated using a small explosion or blasting cap filled with gasoline.
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- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at http://www.wikipedia.com Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamite (Accessed Oct. 18, 2005)