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Title:
Roller coasters, or, I had so much fun, I almost puked
Author:
Cook, Nick, 1954-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history, physics, parts, and design of roller coasters and examines some modern examples.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 1.0 4361.
ISBN:
9781575050713
Format :
Book

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Supports the national curriculum standards Time, Continuity, and Change; and Science Technology and Society as outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies.


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Gr. 4-7. The dramatic climb, the nerve shattering drop: there's nothing like it, according to roller coaster devotees. In this abundantly illustrated, informative book, Cook takes a look at the device, touching on everything from its historical roots in Russian ice sledding to types, design, and safety features. One of his best chapters considers coaster physics. Terms such as g-forces, kinetic energy, and momentum are very clearly explained, and there are answers to such burning questions as "Why don't I fall out?" Cook's "Ten Tips for a Scarier Ride" are a bonus for fans of the ride, who will also like the photos (especially the one showing the effect of g-forces on an astronaut's face) and the Web site listings. A glossary and further readings are supplied. (Reviewed April 15, 1998)1575050714Stephanie Zvirin