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  • The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kidsby Bob Sehlinger; Liliane Opsomer; Len Testa

    Wiley 2009; US$ 17.99

    The Top 5 Ways The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World® with Kids Can Help You Have the Perfect Trip: Comments and tips on Walt Disney World® from surveys of more than 12,500 families Advice on how to prepare mentally, physically, and logistically for your ideal Walt Disney World® vacation Information on which attractions... more...

  • Frommer's Walt Disney World and Orlando 2010by Laura Lea Miller

    Wiley 2009; US$ 17.99

    Completely updated every year, Frommer's Walt Disney World & Orlando offers the lowdown on all the major theme parks in Orlando. Our author, a longtime Mickey fan and the mother of five, hits all the highlights, from Magic Kingdom to Islands of Adventure to SeaWorld. She's checked out all of the city's best hotels and restaurants in person,... more...

  • Mini Mickeyby Bob Sehlinger

    Wiley 2009; US$ 12.99

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  • 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...

  • Frommer's Walt Disney World and Orlando with Kidsby Laura Lea Miller

    Wiley 2010; US$ 17.99

    Frommer's Walt Disney World & Orlando with Kids offers the lowdown on all the major theme parks in Orlando and rates all attractions on their suitability for kids of all ages. Our author, a longtime Mickey fan and the mother of five, hits all the highlights, from Magic Kingdom to Islands of Adventure to SeaWorld. She's checked out all of... more...

  • Leisure and Feminist Theoryby Betsy M Wearing

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 64.00

    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 Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    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 how semiotics... 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... more...

  • The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Funby Ken Denmead

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 14.99

    The wildly popular DIY dad follows up his instant New York Times bestseller with a fresh batch of geeky weekend science projects for the whole family to enjoy. Ken Denmead struck a chord with parents and kids across America with his GeekDad blog on Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad... more...

  • The Rise of the American Circus, 1716–1899by S.L. Kotar; J.E. Gessler

    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...