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  • Take Your Kids to Europeby Cynthia Harriman

    Globe Pequot Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    From planning and survival tips to youth hostels, restaurants, camping, language, and renting homes, this guide makes it possible to take the kids to Europe safely and, perhaps more importantly, sanely. more...

  • Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalryby Sam Gennawey

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 18.99

    Universal Studios never really wanted to get into the theme park business. They wanted to be the anti-Disney. But when forced to do so, they did it in a big way. Despite the fits and starts of multiple owners, the parks have finally gained the momentum to mount a serious challenge to the Walt Disney Company. How did this happen? Who made it happen?... 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...

  • 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...

  • Managing Leisureby Byron Grainger-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 62.95

    Managing Leisure is an excellent reference tool for both students and practitioners in the leisure industry. It provides detailed and practical advice on managing buildings, budgets and people. It also covers the vital aspects of law, finance, health & safety and competitive tendering. Managing Leisure takes management theory and looks at its... more...

  • Fighting the Flamesby Lynn Kathleen Sally

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95

    In Fighting the Flames , Sally contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the spectacular performance of fire at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The performance of fire included staged exhibits, such as Fire and Flames and Fighting the Flames, and the real fires that plagued its history. While Coney Island placed fire center stage in... more...

  • Riding Prettyby Renee M. Laegreid

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. This work examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen. more...

  • Design for Outdoor Recreationby Simon Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 100.00

    Design for Outdoor Recreation takes a detailed look at all aspects of design of facilities needed by visitors to outdoor recreation destinations. The book is a comprehensive manual for planners, designers and managers of recreation taking them through the processes of design and enabling them to find the most appropriate balance between visitor needs... more...

  • Serious Playby Louise Peacock

    Intellect Books Ltd 2009; US$ 25.00

    Clowns? slapstick is their primary mode of performance and allows them to provoke audiences to laughter wherever they perform. This innovative book, focussing on contemporary practice in the USA and Europe over the last 50 years, investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range of... more...

  • Play for Children with Special Needsby Christine Macintyre

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    There are many more children with learning differences and difficulties in our schools today.  Their needs are varied and complex and professionals must find appropriate ways to enhance their learning. The value of play is endorsed in policy initiatives including The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, so professionals can be reassured that ?more... more...