Friday, December 1, 2017


Birdseye...The Adventures of a Curious Man - Mark Kurlansky

Product Description(
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. 
Paperback: 288 pages 
Publisher: Anchor (February 12, 2013) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0767930304 
ISBN-13: 978-0767930307

MY THOUGHTS:  This book is full of info on the inventor of the freezing process of food.  Which I didn't know that Birdseye discovered this.  Clarence(Bob) Birdseye was a well traveled man.  Coming up with lots of ways to make living easier and more economical.  He was also one of the people that helped find the cure for Tick Fever.  The author did a remarkable job weaving this man's history together, considering he didn't have a lot of information that was accurate.   He took a lot of info from Birdseye's Jounal's.   I give this book 5......

This book is for 3 of my reading challenges......
Outdo Yourself Challenge
Canadian Challenge
Library Love Challenge

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting book and I did not know that at all about this fellow Birdseye. I've lived on the coast of Labrador(teaching there) so know vegetables are few and far between.
    I love the variety of topics you read, Sherrie.


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