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- The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 19.95
On small-town ballfields and county fairgrounds, the sideshow performers set up their tents and trailers in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. There they amazed us with daring feats such as fire eating and sword swallowing, intrigued us with exhibitions of human oddities and various "anatomical wonders," and yes, deceived us with illusions such as "Atasha... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00
To both young and old, the circus remains an icon of American entertainment, a wholesome pastime untouched by the passing years. But the modern circus, with its three rings, ringmaster, animals, and acrobats, is the product of nearly three hundred years of evolution. This intriguing work chronicles the history of the American circus from its roots... more...
- The Intrepid Traveler 2011; US$ 5.99
You've waited months, perhaps years, for your trip to Disney World. Don't waste time in line now that you're finally here. Barrett's flexible touring plans keep you ahead of the crowds. His insider tips on scores of little-known things to do at WDW make this book appealing to both first-time visitors and Disney veterans. NEW in this fully updated tenth... more...
- Atria Books 2010; Not Available
The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first words were "I'm a bull rider." Before he was even out of diapers, he was climbing atop his mother's Singer sewing machine case, which just so... more...
- Shell Education 2009; US$ 8.99
Explore amusement parks and some of the most thrilling roller coasters around the world while discovering concepts of perimeter and area. Amusement Parks explains how measuring perimeter and area helps in the planning and construction of amusement parks and helps to ensure fun and safety for guests. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95
Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children?s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of the child. The book is divided into fourteen... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 48.95
Strategic Recreation Management is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamental principles, managerial techniques and practices in the public administration of recreational services. It covers every key facet of public management as it concerns recreational service, including organizational, operational, planning, developmental,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95
During the years 1880 to 1940, the glory days of the American circus, a third to a half of the cast members were women--a large group of very visible American workers whose story needs telling. This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media's presentation... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 34.99
This volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse. The books fifteen chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning) and provide examples to show how cultural meaning is produced, extended... more...
- Taylor & Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
Managing Leisure is an excellent reference tool for both students and practitioners in the leisure industry. It provides detailed and practical advice on managing buildings, budgets and people. It also covers the vital aspects of law, finance, health & safety and competitive tendering. Managing Leisure takes management theory and looks at... more...