Frozen In Time: Clarence Birdseye'S Outrageous Idea About Frozen Food
Publish Date: 2014-11-11
Author: Mark Kurlansky
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Nonfiction for kids interested in science, biography, and early entrepreneurs, this work explores the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry and changed the way people eat all over the world. Adapted from Mark Kurlanskys adult work Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man.
Adventurer and inventor Clarence Birdseye had a fascination with food preservation that led him to develop and patent the Birdseye freezing process and start the company that still bears his name today. His limitless curiosity spurred his other inventions, including the electric sunlamp, an improved incandescent lightbulb, and a harpoon gun to tag finback whales. This truestory of an early inventor/entrepreneur isnot only thrillingbut also explains the science and early technology behind food preservation. Simultaneously available ina hardcover and trade paperback edition. Each edition includes an 8-page black-and-white photo insert.