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The amusement park : 900 years of thrills and spills, and the dreamers and schemers who built them / Stephen M. Silverman.

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Erlanger Branch 791.068 S587a 2019 (Text) 33126022592236 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/19/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316416481
  • ISBN: 0316416487
  • Physical Description: 432 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Remain seated -- The fun begins. All's fair ; Royal retreat ; Vaux populi ; Earthly delights ; Humdinger ; Horseplay ; Skulduggery ; Restless spirits ; Son of blubber -- Getting serious. The beach is divine ; Surf and turf ; What goes around ; Next chapter ; Water works ; Snakes at a picnic ; Riding the wave ; Catching clouds -- A new epoch. To the moon ; Fortune's folly ; Just add flames ; Shaking things up ; Off the rails ; Caution to the wind ; Sugar rush ; Hold on tight -- Beating a path. By land and sea ; Birds of a feather ; Sink or swim ; Salt of the earth ; Moving right along ; Grand slam ; New worlds ; Finishing touches ; On the horizon ; Quidditch, anyone?.
Summary, etc.:
"The history of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, populated by the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who built them, and the regular folks who sought their magical, albeit temporary, charms"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Amusement parks > History.
Amusement parks > Design and construction > History.
Amusement park owners > Anecdotes.

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