Frozen in time : Clarence Birdseye's outrageous idea about frozen food

Book
Published 2014
Item Details
Summary:

"This biography--perfect for middle-grade readers--tells the life story of Clarence Birdseye, the man who revolutionized the frozen food industry, and is adapted from Mark Kurlansky's 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 true story of an early entrepreneur is as thrilling as the story of Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg. Includes an 8-page black-and-white photo insert"-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9780385743884
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
165 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Target Audience Note:
Age 10 and up.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-157) and index.
Contents:
Prologue: the nerds of the Industrial Revolution
A fast-changing world
Bugs begins
Bob goes west
Real bugs
Labrador: a frozen land
A very big idea
A very big deal
Magic
The crazy guy down the street
The last idea.
LCCN:
2014017840
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