Author Scott Rutherford, a former employee of Carowinds marketing department, is a writer, photographer, and historian specializing in amusement parks. As a charter member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE), he has penned several titles on parks and roller coasters. Since 1997, he has also served as staff writer and photographer for the monthly amusement industry trade publication Amusement Today. Images within the pages of Carowinds were culled mostly from the internal archive of the amusement park.
Canada and the Third World provides a long overdue introduction to Canada's historical relationship with the Third World. The book critically explores this relationship by asking four central questions: how can we understand the historical roots of Canada's relations with the Third World? How have Canadians, individuals and institutions alike, practiced and imagined development? How can we integrate Canada into global histories of empire, decolonization, and development? And how should we understand the relationship between issues such as poverty, racism, gender equality, and community development in the First and Third World alike?