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Ferris Wheels
An Illustrated History
Norman D. Anderson

Popular Press

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 coauthor of many books, mostly in the area of science.

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The cover of Ferris Wheels has a brown-toned cover and photo of an old ferris wheel.

January 2006
LC: 92-081227 GV
418 pp.   8 1/2 x 11
ISBN-10: 0-87972-532-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-532-7
Paper $45.95 s

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