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

Contributor(s): Moore, Graham [drt] | Glass, Frankie [pro] | Friedman, Thomas [wam] | Open Media | Channel Four (Great Britain) | WGBH Video (Firm).
Material type: FilmFilmPublisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, [2009]Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781593758646; 1593758642.Uniform titles: Nova (Television program) Subject(s): Roller coasters -- United States -- Design and construction | Human mechanics | Human mechanics | Roller coasters -- Design and construction | United StatesGenre/Form: Documentary television programs. | Television programs for the hearing impaired. | Nonfiction television programs. | Documentary -- Television series.DDC classification: 791.06/8
Production Credits: Photography, Jean De Segonzac ... [et al.] ; editors, Sarah Holt, David Fairhead ; music, Michael Bacon.
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.
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Adult materials DVD 791.068 ROL (Browse shelf) 1 Available 31562015333711
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Documentary.

Special features: Materials and activities for educators; a link to the Nova web site.

Photography, Jean De Segonzac ... [et al.] ; editors, Sarah Holt, David Fairhead ; music, Michael Bacon.

Originally broadcast on WGBH television as part of the Nova series in 1993.

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.

Grade 4+.

DVD, all regions, full screen (1.33:1); Dolby Digital stereo.

Closed-captioned.

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