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Bibliography: Books: Amusement Ride Science

This bibliography covers books which may be useful in researching theme parks, amusement parks, and related subjects. Some of these books are available from the publisher or your favorite bookstore, while others are out of print but may still possibly be obtained through a used book dealer or from your library (in stock or through interlibrary loan). When possible a link has been provided to where you may check availability and order the book directly.

Unterman, Nathan A.
Amusement Park Physics: A Teachers Guide. Portland, Maine: J. Weston Walch. 1990. xxviii, 159p. Illustrated with line drawings. Uses amusement rides to teach physics concepts at the high school level. Includes forms and tips for educational field trips to an amusement park as well as sample data that may be used in the classroom.
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Wiese, Jim
Roller Coaster Science: 50 wet, wacky, wild, dizzy experiments about things kids like best. NY: Wiley. 1994. xiv, 113p. Illustrated with line drawings. A manual of experiments aimed at teaching scientific concepts at the elementary school level using playground equipment and amusement rides.
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