Roller coaster: wooden and steel coasters, twisters, and corkscrews
A dramatic history of the great roller coasters of the world traces their evolution from their pioneering designers to the creation of modern high-tech coasters, accompanied by a host of trivia, anecdotes, memorabilia, and dozens of full-color photographs.
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Chapter i Origins of the Roller Coaster
Chapter 2 Legendary Designers of the Roller Coaster
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