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.