The Incredible Scream Machine: A History of the Roller Coaster

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Popular Press, 1987 - Architecture - 252 pages
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In 1984 America celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the first successful roller coaster device: La Marcus A. Thompsonís switchback railway, erected at Coney Island. Robert Cartmell examines every phase of roller coaster history, from the use of the roller coaster by Albert Einstein to demonstrate his theory of physics, to John Allenís use of psychology in designing one.
  

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1
Chapter I
19
Chapter II
34
Chapter IV
55
Chapter V
72
Chapter VII
93
Chapter VIII
117
Chapter X
138
Chapter XI
167
Chapter XIII
182
Appendix I
198
Appendix II
217
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