Roller Coasters: United States and Canada

Roller Coasters: United States and Canada

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by Todd H. Throgmorton
     
 

From the wildest white-knuckle thriller to the tamest kiddie ride, roller coasters continue to enthrall amusement-seekers of all ages. This second edition of the authoritative guide to America and Canada's coasters includes twice as many roller coasters as the first edition in over 100 parks. The state-by-state listing of amusement and theme parks includes phone

Overview

From the wildest white-knuckle thriller to the tamest kiddie ride, roller coasters continue to enthrall amusement-seekers of all ages. This second edition of the authoritative guide to America and Canada's coasters includes twice as many roller coasters as the first edition in over 100 parks. The state-by-state listing of amusement and theme parks includes phone numbers and addresses, as well as numerous photographs of the rides that make children laugh and grown men cry. Also included is the often surprising history of these remarkable rides, along with information on the great coaster designers who bring these monsters to life. A chronology of wooden coasters still in operation ranges from the historic attractions built at the turn of the century to the high-tech rides set to open in 2000. There is also statistical information on the longest coasters, the numbers of steel and wooden coasters in each state, and other fun facts to delight any thrill seeker with a need for speed.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
the definitive guidebook...recommended
American Libraries
fascinating
Public Library Quarterly
numerous historical and contemporary black and white photos of and advertisements for roller coasters...interesting facts...anyone who enjoys roller coasters and their history will enjoy the book
Internet Book Watch
This newly revised and expanded survey of roller coasters in the U.S. and Canada includes twice as many roller coasters as the original edition, providing a state-by-state listing of amusement and theme parks and photos of their featured rides and their history. Add black and white photos and an overall review of coaster history and you have an involving, fine title.
—Internet Book Watch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786408962
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2000
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Todd H. Throgmorton, from Henderson, Nevada, has ridden over half the roller coasters in North America.

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Roller Coasters: United States and Canada 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic, but it is out of date considering it is now June, 2003 and the number of coasters is growing exponentially, but if you are looking for detailed descriptions of your favorite Roller Coasters around the country and in Canada it's a great book with good pictures
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has great pictures (they are black & white), up to date and accurate information.