United States and Canada, 4th ed.
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About the Book
In its fourth edition, this exhaustive guide to roller coasters in the United States and Canada also provides a history of coaster evolution (from the 16th century) and a look into the future of coaster technology and design.
The book lists by state or province more than 700 coasters at more than 160 amusement and theme parks. Each entry includes contact information along with summaries of each coaster’s origins, features and history. There are six appendices: famous coaster designers, the longest wood and steel coasters in North America, a coaster census by state or province, a chronology of wooden roller coasters still in operation, interesting amusement park and coaster facts, and a guide to the alpine coasters at winter resorts in the U.S. and Canada.
About the Author(s)
Todd H. Throgmorton and Samantha K. Throgmorton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 359 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2015
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Roller Coasters in the United States (by State) 23
Roller Coasters in Canada (by Province) 251
Appendix 1: Famous Roller Coaster Designers 269
Appendix 2: The Longest Roller Coasters in North America 272
Appendix 3: Numbers of Coasters per State and Province 273
Appendix 4: Chronology of Wooden Coasters Still in Operation 275
Appendix 5: Interesting Roller Coaster Facts 278
Appendix 6: Alpine Coasters 281
Book Reviews & Awards
“an exhaustive guide…well-done…provides a lot of interesting information”—ARBA; “the definitive guidebook…recommended”—Booklist; “fascinating”—American Libraries; “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”—Public Library Quarterly; “includes twice as many roller coasters as the original edition”—Midwest Book Review.