Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Author(s): Mark Kurlansky


Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us" Cod," "Salt," and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture.

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Praise for "Birdseye" "The first book-length biography of Clarence Birdseye.... [An] intriguing book that...coaxes readers to re-examine everyday miracles like frozen food, and to imagine where places with no indigenous produce would be without them."--Janet Maslin, "New York Times" "Kurlansky brings Birdseye to life.... Covering the science behind Birdseye's... inventions along with intimate details of his family life, [he] skillfully weaves a fluid narrative of facts on products, packaging, and marketing into this rags-to-riches portrait of the man whose ingenuity brought revolutionary changes to 20th-century life."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred) "Yes, the frozen-food guy really "was" named Clarence Birdseye (1886-1956), and the story of his adventures is another satisfying dish from the remarkable menu of the author of "Cod" (1997), "Salt" (2002) and other treats.

General Fields

  • : 9780385527057
  • : Random House
  • : Random House
  • : June 2012
  • : 211mm X 147mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Kurlansky
  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 256
  • : illustrations