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Author MacKay, Jenny, 1978-

Title Roller coasters [Gale EBooks electronic resource] / by Jenny MacKay.

Imprint Detroit : Lucent Books, 2013.
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Description 1 online resource (112 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map.
Series Technology 360
Gale virtual reference library
Technology 360.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ch 1. Thrill rides, then and now -- ch 2. How coasters roll : the physics of the coaster phenomenon -- ch 3. From blueprint to ride : building a coaster -- ch 4. Experiencing the coaster : what makes riding fun -- ch 5. Coaster technology for the future.
Summary Explores the impact of advances such as cell phones, portable music players, and online social networks. This volume focuses on roller coasters in detail, tracing the history and scientific breakthroughs leading to its development.
Subject Roller coasters.
Roller coasters -- Design and construction.
Added Author Gale Group.
Other Form: Original 9781420508253 (DLC) 2012021423
ISBN 9781420510409 (electronic book)
9781420508253 (hbk.)
1420508253 (hbk.)
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