Ferris Wheels
by
Norman D Anderson and Walter R Brown
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ISBN Number: 0394854608
Format:
Hardback
Number of Pages:
59
Publication Date: 1983
Publisher:
Pantheon Books

Nobody knows when a spin on a 'pleasure wheel' first thrilled fair-goers. But rides like this had been around for hundreds of years when George Ferris built the giant wheel that gave all future wheels his name, back in 1893.

Here is the remarkable story of this well-known and well-loved ride, from a hand-turned wooden wheel sketched by a traveller in the 1620s, to a wheel with cars big enough to hold a forty-piece band, to the space-age marvels that fill today's amusement parks.

Carefully researched and lavishly illustrated with prints, drawings and photographs old and new, Ferris Wheels will take you on an unforgettable ride.

Condition: Very good in very good dust wrapper.

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