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The Incredible Scream Machine: A History of the Roller Coaster
by Robert Cartmell
University of Wisconsin Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-87972-342-2 | Cloth: 978-0-87972-341-5
Library of Congress Classification GV1860.R64C37 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.068028

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In 1984 America celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of the first successful roller coaster device: La Marcus A. Thompson’s 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 Allen’s use of psychology in designing one.
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