The Roller Coaster Lover's Companion: A Thrill Seeker's Guide to the World's Best Coasters

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Citadel Press, 2002 - Travel - 146 pages
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Profusely illustrated and engagingly written, this book tells the whole exciting story of the history and development of roller coasters, from the first 15-foot-high, four-mile-per-hour Switchback Railway in Coney Island's 1884 amusement park to today's wild mega-monsters. Photos throughout.
 

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I just looked at the preview but it was not to great even though I love coasters

Contents

Acknowledgments
From Russia With Love 3
Thrill Machines Thrill Makers 13
Getting the Most When You Coast 31
Types of Roller Coasters 37
The Worlds Best Wood Coasters 41
The Parks With the Best Collection of Coasters 56
The Best Roller Coaster Trips 101
The Top Five Roller Coaster Lists 120
Glossary 137
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Urbanowicz is editor and publisher of The Ride, an online amusement industry newsletter, has been a frequent guest of every major theme and amusement park in North America.

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