Observation Wheels: Guide to the World's Largest Ferris Wheels

 
9781489595836: Observation Wheels: Guide to the World's Largest Ferris Wheels
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The race to build the largest observation wheel is on! Ferris wheels have been around for over one hundred years but have only just recently begun climbing to new heights. The classic Ferris wheel can be found towering over almost every amusement park and carnival midway. Today, these giant, high tech observation wheels are becoming status symbols for cities around the world. The race to build the biggest is heating up. Who invented the Ferris wheel? How do they work? Where are the most unique Ferris wheels found? Observation Wheels: Guide to the World’s Largest Ferris Wheels answers all of these questions and more, including details on more than 60 of the world's most unique giant wheels.

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Nick is the founder of the Observation Wheel Directory and also authored Coasters 101: An Engineer’s Guide to Roller Coaster Design. He is a member of the ASTM International F-24 committee on Amusement Rides and Devices. An avid traveler, look for Nick on the midways of your local amusement park!

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