Roller coasters : United States and Canada

by Throgmorton, Todd H., 1962-

Format: Print Book 2015
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction GV1860.R64 T47 2015
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Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 791.068 T41 2015
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Call Number  791.068 T41 2015
In its fourth edition, this authoritative guide to roller coasters in the United States and Canada provides a history of coaster evolution, an exhaustive reference section and a peek into the future of coaster technology and design. Roller coaster development is traced to its roots in late 16th and early 17th century Europe, where thrill-seekers constructed primitive ice slides in winter. The reference section features a listing by state or province of more than 700 coasters at more than 160 amusement and theme parks. Each entry includes park contact information along with summaries of each coaster's origins, features and history. Six appendices give information on famous coaster designers, a list of the longest wood and steel coasters in North America, a roller coaster census by state or province, a chronology of wooden roller coasters still in operation, amusement park and coaster trivia, and a guide to four alpine coasters which have been constructed at winter resorts in the U.S.
Additional Information
Subjects Roller coasters -- United States -- Directories.
Roller coasters -- Canada -- Directories.
Amusement parks -- United States -- Directories.
Amusement parks -- Canada -- Directories.
Roller coasters -- History.
Publisher Jefferson, North Carolina :2015
Edition Fourth edition.
Contributors Throgmorton, Samantha K., author.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description vi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780786495979
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