Anyone who has visited an amusement park has likely seen the hills and loops of a roller coaster. For those who have felt the thrill of the ride, it's often the excitement of that first drop or the speed that follows that keeps them coming back for more. Before anyone can experience the adventure of a roller coaster, a lot of hard work must go into building it. Readers of this high-interest resource will learn all about the science and mechanics behind the construction of roller coasters. Aspiring engineers and amusement park enthusiasts alike will be captivated by this informative volume.