Frozen In Time

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385372435
Size: 16.26 MB
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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 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 inventor/entrepreneur is not only thrilling but also explains the science and early technology behind food preservation. Simultaneously available in a hardcover and trade paperback edition. Each edition includes an 8-page black-and-white photo insert. From the Hardcover edition.

Frozen In Time

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385743884
Size: 16.37 MB
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A young reader's adaptation of the author's adult biography, Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man, describes the innovations that helped Clarence Birdseye revolutionize the frozen food industry and start the company that still bears his name. Simultaneous and eBook.

Birdseye

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385535885
Size: 12.86 MB
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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.

The Book Of Chocolate

Author: HP Newquist
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101635179
Size: 12.71 MB
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Chocolate . . . - Its scientific name means “food of the gods.” - The Aztecs mixed it with blood and gave it to sacrificial victims to drink. - The entire town of Hershey, Pennsylvania was built by Milton Hershey to support his chocolate factory. Its streetlights are shaped like chocolate Kisses. - The first men to climb to the top of Mount Everest buried a chocolate bar there as an offering to the gods of the mountain. - Every twenty-four hours, the U.S. chocolate industry goes through eight million pounds of sugar. - Its special flavor is created by a combination of 600 to 1000 different chemical compounds Join science author HP Newquist as he explores chocolate’s fascinating history. Along the way you’ll meet colorful characters like the feathered-serpent god Quetzalcoatl, who gave chocolate trees to the Aztecs; Henri Nestlé, who invented milk chocolate while trying to save the lives of babies who couldn’t nurse; and the quarrelsome Mars family, who split into two warring factions, one selling Milky Way, Snickers, and 3 Musketeers bars, the other Mars Bars and M&M’s. From its origin as the sacred, bitter drink of South American rulers to the familiar candy bars sold by today’s multimillion dollar businesses, people everywhere have fallen in love with chocolate, the world’s favorite flavor.

The Story Of Seeds

Author: Nancy Castaldo
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544320253
Size: 13.37 MB
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Something as small as a seed can have a worldwide impact. Did you know there are top-secret seed vaults hidden throughout the world? And once a seed disappears, that’s it—it’s gone forever? With the growth of genetically modified foods, the use of many seeds is dwindling—of 80,000 edible plants, only about 150 are being cultivated. With a global cast of men and women, scientists and laypeople, and photographic documentation, Nancy Castaldo chronicles where our food comes from, and more importantly, where it is going as she digs deeper into the importance of seeds in our world. This empowering book also calls young adult readers to action with suggestions as to how they can preserve the variety of one of our most valuable food sources through simple everyday actions. Readers of Michael Pollen will enjoy the depth and fascinatingly intricate social economy of seeds.

Fast Food Nation

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547750330
Size: 13.20 MB
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

A Curious History Of Food And Drink

Author: Ian Crofton
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 9781623658267
Size: 12.66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ever wondered where noodles came from? How Worcester Sauce was invented? Or even who the "Cucumber King of Burma" was? Beginning with the hippo soup eaten in Africa in 6000 BC, through to the dangerous blowfish enjoyed in contemporary Japan, A Curious History of Food and Drink reveals the bizarre origins of the food and drink consumed throughout history. From the pheasant brains and flamingo tongues scoffed by the Roman emperor Vitellius, to the unusual uses of licorice (once a treatment for sore feet), Ian Crofton makes use of original sources--including journals, cookbooks and manuals--to reveal the bizarre, entertaining and informative stories behind the delicacies enjoyed by our ancestors.