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Title Roller coaster! [videorecording] / Open Media for Channel 4 ; produced by Frankie Glass ; directed by Graham Moore ; written by Thomas Friedman.

Publication Info. [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, [2009]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  DVD 791.068 ROL    AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Note Documentary.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital stereo.
Event Originally broadcast on WGBH television as part of the Nova series in 1993.
Audience Grade 4+.
Summary Climb into a roller coaster and remain seated for an exhilarating exploration of the science and psychology behind America's adrenaline rush. Every year, roller coasters evolve. Some get bigger, faster, longer and more terrifying, hurtling riders upside-down, backwards and down steep descents - sometimes at speeds nearing 80 miles per hour. Momentum, friction, gravity, energy, acceleration, and centripetal force are simply the physical laws behind some of our favorite frightmakers.
Note Special features: Materials and activities for educators; a link to the Nova web site.
Language Closed-captioned.
Subject Roller coasters -- United States -- Design and construction.
Human mechanics.
Genre/Form Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary -- Television series.
Added Author Open Media.
Channel Four (Great Britain)
WGBH Video (Firm)
Added Title Nova (Television program)
Standard No. 783421361492
ISBN 9781593758646
Music No. WG36149 WGBH Boston Video

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