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  • Georgian Trick Riders in American Wild West Shows, 1890s-1920sby Irakli Makharadze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1893, Georgian horsemen from the Caucasus immigrated to the United States where for more than 30 years they performed in circuses and Wild West shows under the billing of "Russian Cossacks." The connection between Buffalo Bill Cody and the Georgian trick riders represents one of the earliest relationships between Georgia and the United... more...

  • PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2015by Jennifer Marx; Dave Marx; Alexander Marx

    PassPorter Travel Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    With four major theme parks and 22 hotels, Disney World can be daunting this indispensable travel planner simplifies the process. Each of the four major parks gets in-depth coverage, complete with full-color fold-out maps and a description of every ride and attraction. Exhaustive profiles of Disney-owned resort hotels feature detailed maps, color... more...

  • Smallest Giantby Michael Craig

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.22

    Michael Craig, a much-loved member of the Australian and international theatrical communities, looks back on his more than fifty years in the hurly burly of show business in this lively and entertaining memoir. more...

  • The Global Theme Park Industryby S. Anton Clave

    CABI 2007; US$ 70.00

    From the first pleasure gardens to the global theme park companies, this book provides an understanding of the nature and function of theme parks as spaces of entertainment. It portrays the impacts of theme parks as global competitive actors, agents of global development and cultural symbols, in the context of their role in the developing economy. more...

  • Theme Parkby Scott A. Lukas

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00

    Theme parks are a uniquely interactive and enduring form of entertainment that have influenced architecture, technology, and culture in surprising ways for more than a century, as Scott Lukas now reveals in his compelling historical chronicle. Theme Park takes the primitive amusements of pleasure gardens as its starting point and launches from... more...

  • Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kiteby Jeffrey Lee

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.95

    Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent! Well, maybe not better, but you?ll certainly have more fun with your children, who understandably assume that you know how to do just about everything. If they only knew! Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite is for parents who want to teach their children what they really want... more...

  • Leisure and Feminist Theoryby Betsy M Wearing

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 51.00

    Wide-ranging and challenging, this book offers a host of new insights into how leisure theory has handled the question of gender difference and inequality. Providing a critical introduction to the leading positions in leisure theory, Betsy Wearing guides the reader through their strengths and weaknesses from a feminist perspective. This book draws... more...

  • Semiotics at the Circusby Paul Bouissac

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus. It shows... more...

  • How Far Do Theme Parks and Attractions Contribute to Social and Economic Sustainability of Destinations?by Ady Milman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2010; US$ 199.00

    This ebook contains 8 papers and examines whether and how theme parks and attractions contribute to the sustainability of destinations. It is hoped that this issue will be useful to theme park managers and executives, government officials, executives in tourism offices, as well as researchers, students and teachers. more...

  • I Remember Sunnysideby Mike Filey

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 18.99

    This book captures the spirit of the best of times ? a magical era that can be captured only in memory and photographs. more...