ObservationWheels[Book: Nick Weisenberger – 2013 – 15x23cm – 116 Pages – 2 B&W photos]. Ferris wheels have been around since 1893, and they’re found towering over almost every amusement park and carnival midway. Today, these giant high-tech structures are becoming status symbols, and the race between cities to build the biggest and most impressive is on! Read about the Ferris wheel’s inventor and about its colourful history. Inside are facts and statistics concerning 68 of the world’s most unique giant wheels (location, year opened, height, diameter, number of cabins, theoretical hourly capacity, ride duration, construction cost, manufacturer, etc.). Also details accidents and catastrophes, as well as safety measures and proposed projects for 2014, 2015 and 2016. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair / Good.