Amusement Park Rides
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Amusement Park Rides

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Description

A ride on a rollercoaster is the highlight of any trip to an amusement or theme park, and such attractions have been entertaining the public for well over a century. From the first mass-produced rollercoaster, the Switchback Railway, through to the giant wooden coasters of the inter-war period, seaside historian Martin Easdown uses historic postcards and photographs to chart their development and that of other amusement rides including revolving towers, aerial rides, Ferris wheels and water chutes, all of which were produced from the late Victorian era in myriad forms. Essential to the very existence of such amusement venues as Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Margate Dreamland, these much-loved rides are not so far removed from their modern-day equivalents as they might at first appear.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 146 x 206 x 6mm | 117.93g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 b/w; 50 col
  • 0747811547
  • 9780747811541
  • 883,708

About Martin Easdown

Martin Easdown is a seaside historian and Archivist of the National Piers Society who is an acknowledged expert on the history of piers and other seaside amusements and architecture. He is a published author of over thirty books on piers, seaside and local history and has regularly contributed to television and radio programmes.show more

Table of contents

?Introduction / Early Rollercoasters / Slides, Water Chutes and Other Rides / Aerial Rides and Flying Machines / The Inter-war Period / Modern Rides / Further Reading / Indexshow more

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