Ferris Wheels: An Illustrated History

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Anderson (North Carolina State University) is clearly obsessed with the Ferris Wheel. He describes the conception and construction of the first example at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893. Imitators and variations are described and illustrated with period photos and patent drawings. An appendix contains 115 pages of patent drawings. A charming, unique book (that will win no graphics awards). Paper edition (unseen), $29.95. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Norman Anderson received his PhD from Ohio State University, joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1963 and was named an Alumni Distinguished Professor in 1973.

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From dust jacket: The idea of the Ferris wheel may be as old as the water wheel and written descriptions and drawings of pleasure wheels go back at least four centuries. And during the last hundred years, the Ferris wheel has become the universal symbol of the outdoor amusement industry and the undisputed "Queen of the Midway."

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