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  • 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$ 196.00

    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$ 9.99

    This book captures the spirit of the best of times ? a magical era that can be captured only in memory and photographs. 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 Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Funby Ken Denmead

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    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, 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...

  • Secrets of the Sideshowsby Joe Nickell

    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...

  • King of the Cowboysby Ty Murray; Steve Eubanks

    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...