Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
America's Top Roller Coas... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by owlsbooks
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Good copy with moderate cover and page wear from being handled and read. Accessories or dust jacket may be missing. Could be an ex-library copy that will have all the stickers and or marking of the library. Some textual or margin notes and possibly contain highlighting.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks Perfect Paperback – July 28, 2009

3.4 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Perfect Paperback
"Please retry"
$29.99
$29.99 $12.51

$29.99 FREE Shipping. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • America's Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks
  • +
  • American Coasters: A Thrilling Photographic Ride
Total price: $55.78
Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Perfect Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing (July 28, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606966456
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606966457
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,043,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Allan Reid on August 14, 2009
Format: Perfect Paperback Verified Purchase
This is easily one of the very worst roller coaster books ever written. It reeks of more inaccuracies than a true enthusiast could even count. The author clearly failed to do even a modicum of research on either the coasters or the parks. Be warned...you may need an aspirin or 2 to get through this book. Just a sampling of some of the infuriating errors are as follows: pg 10 refers to a new hydraulic mega coaster named "Top Speed Dragster." It then reads "see above picture" which actually is of Superman Ride of Steel (now Bizarro) at Six Flags New England. pg 15 claims that Boulder Dash is located in Massachusetts (I was just on it last week and could swear we were in Connecticut!) pg 43 refers to the new mouse at Six Flgs in New Jersey but it is not called Batman The Dark Knight. That name still belongs to a floorless coaster in New England. At least the author has some awareness of 2 changes in 2008, that the new mouse did arrive in New Jersey and Magic Mountain's X became X2 after a huge "rehab." This makes it even more bizarre that Mr Trabucco is so clueless as to a huge number of errors from years prior to 2008 that all informed enthusiasts are aware of, such as: pg 44 photo clearly shows the New England floorless noted above but is improperly titled "Batman The Knight Flight." pg 46 refers to the world's largest coaster club as "America's Coaster Enthusiasts." As a member of the club, Mr Trabucco probably should know the club's correct name. Shameful. pg 58 "One of the best dual track LIM coasters can be found at Six Flags New Jersey under the name Batman and Robin The Chiller." Good luck finding it as it was torn down in 2007.Read more ›
5 Comments 28 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Perfect Paperback Verified Purchase
Well, the first reviewer has covered all things. This book has many, many errors regarding coasters, their manufacturers, their locations, and even their names. Don't waste your money. I paid ~$20 when it first came along and now it is selling for ~$30. I have already sent it back for a refund. Worst of all, about 50 of the pages had begun to fall out after 1 week or so. Thus, both the author and publisher need to get their acts together. To the author...never, Never, NEVER publish material without doing your research first...especially when it comes to rollercoasters. There are so many of us who know so much more about this subject matter than you, and you (or the publisher) are trying to make a quick buck or two because you simply RIDE rollercoasters. This should be illegal! Do your research FIRST and try again...maybe then your 2nd edition book (if you pursue this) will do better.
Comment 14 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Perfect Paperback
I am a huge coaster enthusiast and love to collect anything to do with coasters. I travel the world to ride them as well. I had read reviews here and other places that stated that this book was full of errors. I took the chance and bought it anyway thinking it can't be that bad. Boy was I wrong. This book has more inaccuracies than I can even count. I am talking about almost every page has comments that are incorrect. It is ridiculous. I have never seen a book this bad. I don't know why he would not have fact checked himself before even attempting to have this published. From rides that are not even at the parks he mentions to incorrect spelling of coaster manufacturers to just flat out wrong information. Don't waste thirty dollars on a book that is not worth it. If you want a good coaster book check out the new "American Coasters" by Thomas Grymes. It is a million times better!
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Perfect Paperback
As someone who performed research for the publication "The Rollercoaster Lover's Companion: A Thrill Seeker's Guide to the World's Best Coasters," I will redundantly cite the many factual errors contained within the Trabucco book. I seriously have to wonder just how much research was done prior to print -- or if this tome is merely the brain dump of an over zealous (but merely semi-serious) "enthusiast?" The coaster enthusiasts whom I know personally are all incredible sticklers for detail. As such, the work presented here simply does not "fly." I can see where others were coming from in their poor reviews of the book, and sadly I have to agree with them.

That said, there are many wonderful amusement park & roller coaster books in the marketplace. "The Amusement Park Guide" by Tim O'Brien, or "The American Roller Coaster" by Scott Rutherford come to mind as books worthy of your hard earned dollars.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By scsj on October 1, 2010
Format: Perfect Paperback
This book is trash. It was clearly not researched edited at all. Absolutely riddled with typos, grammar slip-ups, and factual errors that should be obvious to any enthusiast. "Top Speed Dragster?" Seriously? Top Thrill Dragster is probably one of the five or six most well-known roller coasters in the world.

If every picture weren't taken directly from coasterimage.com, I would consider keeping it. As is, it's a waste of trees.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Perfect Paperback Verified Purchase
My son loved the book. It came with a signed autograph from the author which is a plus (didn't know when I ordered it). My son wants to be a civil engineer and build roller coasters so I'm always looking for any books that may spark his imagination. I would definitely buy it for him again.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews