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  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • Fifteen Minutes Outsideby Rebecca P Cohen

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2011; US$ 1.99

    What if you got outside every day, and what if you could get your kids to come along? It sounds modest, but the effects, as dynamic outdoor spokesperson Rebecca Cohen herself can testify, are profound. This inspiring collection of activities gives families an idea for every day of the year, requiring little planning, no expertise and relatively little... more...

  • Circus Maniaby Douglas McPherson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2012; US$ 20.99

    The circus has been with us since Roman times, but centuries later, the circus world has never been more diverse and captivating, the global success of Cirque du Soleil testament to its enduring and universal appeal. In Britain alone, there are traditional family circuses for kids and arty cirque-style shows for adults, circuses in tents and circuses... more...

  • Ring of Fireby Kendra Santos; Tuff Hedeman

    Triumph Books 2001; US$ 15.99

    With over 200 full-color photographs, Ring of Fire is a behind-the-scenes look into the world of Professional Bull Riding and the cowboys who put their lives on the line every time they enter the arena. This is your ticket to all the action and excitement including: the heroes of the PBR: Ty Murray, Troy Dunn, Tuff Hedeman, and many more; a year... more...

  • The Contemporary Circusby Ernest Albrecht

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 82.99

    Creating the Contemporary Circus is an examination and analysis of the creative process whereby such circuses as Cirque du Soleil, the Big Apple Circus and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey develop their productions. more...

  • Barrel Racing for Fun and Fast Timesby Sharon Camarillo; Pete May

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 2.99

    Barrel racing, in which horse and rider gallop in a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels, is the fastest-growing rodeo event. Author Sharon Camarillo, a successful contestant-turned trainer, teacher, and commentator, presents a comprehensive program that takes the novice barrel racer from the process of choosing her horse up to preparation for... more...

  • The Greatest Shows on Earthby Linda Simon

    Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 40.00

    ?Step right up!? and buy a ticket to the Greatest Show on Earth?the Big Top, containing death-defying stunts, dancing bears, roaring tigers, and trumpeting elephants. The circus has always been home to the dazzling and the exotic, the improbable and the impossible?a place of myth and romance, of reinvention, rebirth, second acts, and new identities.... more...

  • Family Fun Nightsby Lisa Bany-Winters

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 11.99

    Filled with imaginative activities to bring the family together and create lifelong memories, this resource for parents and grandparents is full of activity ideas that require little or no preparation and use materials that are easily found around the house. The 26 themed family events and 140 related activities go beyond game night and movie night... more...

  • Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, The Paralympic Athleteby Yves C. Vanlandewijck; Walter R. Thompson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 68.95 US$ 59.76

    This brand new Handbook addresses Paralympic sports and athletes, providing practical information on the medical issues, biological factors in the performance of the sports and physical conditioning. The book begins with a comprehensive introduction of the Paralympic athlete, followed by discipline-specific reviews from leading authorities in disability... more...

  • Disneyland and Cultureby Kathy Merlock Jackson; Mark I. West

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    The success of Disneyland as the world's first permanent, commercially viable theme park sparked the creation of a number of other parks throughout the world, from Florida to Japan, France, and Hong Kong. But the impact of Disneyland is not confined to the theme park arena. These essays explore a far-reaching ideology. Among the topics are Disney's... more...