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  • Vom "Kulturpark Berlin" zum "Spreepark Plänterwald"by Sacha Szabo; Christopher Flade

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 14.19

    Seit dem 5. November 2001 liegt der Spreepark-Plänterwald im Dörnröschenschlaf. Die verwilderte Anlage mit den verrotteten Attraktionen bildet ein poetisches Bild des Verfalls. Und doch glaubt man bei der Betrachtung dieses Geländes all den Trubel von 40 Jahren Rummel noch zu hören. Christopher Flade und Sacha Szabo, zwei bekannte Freizeitparkexperten,... more...

  • Amusement Parksby Dianne Irving

    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...

  • The Architecture of Pleasureby Dr Josephine Kane; Dr Eamonn Canniffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The amusement parks which first appeared in England at the turn of the twentieth century represent a startlingly novel and complex phenomenon, combining fantasy architecture, new technology, ersatz danger, spectacle and consumption in a new mass experience. Though drawing on a diverse range of existing leisure practices, the particular entertainment... more...

  • Beneath the Big Topby Steve Ward

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99

    Beneath the Big Top is a social history of the circus, from its ancient roots to the rise of the 'modern' tented travelling shows. A performer and founder of a circus group, Steve Ward draws on eye-witness accounts and contemporary interviews to explore the triumphs and disasters of the circus world. He reveals the stories beneath the big top... 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...

  • Clickoby Neil Parsons; Alexander McCall Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    During the 1920s and ?30s, Franz Taibosh?whose stage name was Clicko?performed in front of millions as one of the stars of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Prior to his fame in the United States, Taibosh toured the world as the ?Wild Dancing Bushman,? showing off his frenzied dance moves in freak shows, sideshows, and music halls... 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...

  • Hidden Mickeysby Steven M. Barrett

    The Intrepid Traveler 2015; US$ 9.99

    Over 1,000 images of Mickey Mouse are hidden in the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) to give visitors the pleasure of finding them. Author Barrett adds to the fun with his best-selling field guide to their whereabouts. In this new edition, updated with his latest sightings, he guides you to over 1,250 ?hidden Mickeys.? All new in this edition: sightings... more...

  • Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimoreby John P. Coleman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin's, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park... 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...