Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

by Mark Kurlansky
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Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky

While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy diet. However, he observed that fresh vegetables wetted and left outside in the Arctic winds froze in a way that maintained their integrity after thawing. As a result, he developed his patented Birdseye freezing process and started the company that still bears his name. Birdseye forever changed the way we preserve, store, and distribute food, and the way we eat.
 
Mark Kurlansky’s vibrant and affectionate narrative reveals Clarence Birdseye as a quintessential “can-do” American inventor—his other patents include an electric sunlamp, a harpoon gun to tag finback whales, and an improved incandescent lightbulb—and shows how the greatest of changes can come from the simplest of ideas and the unlikeliest of places.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767930307
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/12/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 424,762
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Mark Kurlansky is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Food of a Younger Land, Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, Salt: A World History, 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, and The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell. He lives in New York City.

Hometown:

New York, NY

Date of Birth:

December 7, 1948

Place of Birth:

Hartford, CT

Education:

Butler University, B.A. in Theater, 1970

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Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kurlansky informs with facts, a journalist's insistence on truth, and an historian's sense of connectedness
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellently written book. Anyone with a curious mind will find this book engrossing. Not only is the life of birdseye fullly explored; also the years of exploration and invention encompasing his time.?7