Roller Coasters, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer MacKay
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420510401
  • ISBN-13: 9781420510409
  • DDC: 791.068
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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In this exciting new title for the Tech 360 series, author Jenny MacKay takes readers on a wild ride through the history, design fundamentals, and scientific principles behind roller coasters. Readers will learn how gravity and physical forces create the fastest amusement park attractions and how steel and wooden roller coasters are designed and constructed. The final chapter, focused on the roller coasters of the future, describes the recent use of electromagnets and CAD technology.

Features and Benefits

  • Full-color photographs, intriguing illustrations, visual timelines, and fascinating sidebars and fact boxes complement the text and hold reader interest, while ancillary materials such as bibliographies and a subject index help users target their research.