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Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History
by Norman Anderson
University of Wisconsin Press, 1993
Paper: 978-0-87972-532-7
Library of Congress Classification GV1860.F45A535 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 791.068

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Norman Anderson has written a gripping story of one of the engineering marvels of both the nineteenth and the twentieth century, the ferris wheel. The idea of this contraption may be as old as the water wheel, and written descriptions and drawings of pleasure wheels go back at least four centuries. There have been dozens of experiments with design and construction—early portable wheels by Strobel, the Condermans, Sullivan and others; one-of-a-kind wheels like Schnitzler’s Asbury Park wheel with a tower and Stubb’s water-turned wheel at Electric Park in Waterloo, Iowa; giant wheels in London, Blackpool, Vienna, Paris and recently in Japan.
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