A big book about a
big ride. A gripping story of one of the
engineering marvels of both the nineteenth and the twentieth
centuries, the Ferris wheel.
The Ferris wheel, perhaps more than any other amusement ride,
symbolizes all that is magic about amusement parks and county fairs.
Towering above the carousel, hot dog stands, and kiddie rides, the
Ferris wheel lifts young and old alike for never-to-be forgotten
views. Few passengers forget their first ride on the queen of the
midway and the sensations they felt when the rapidly spinning wheel
carried them over the top.
Norman D. Anderson is Alumni Distinguished Professor at North
Carolina State University. He is the author or co-author of many
books, mostly in the area of science.