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  • Women of the American Circus, 1880-1940by Katherine H. Adams; Michael L. Keene

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    During the years 1880 to 1940, the glory days of the American circus, a third to a half of the cast members were women--a large group of very visible American workers whose story needs telling. This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media's presentation... more...

  • Recreation for the Disabled Childby Donna Bernhardt Bainbridge

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    This valuable book deals with the recreation activities for the disabled, including skiing, horseback riding, running, camping, water sports, and team sports. Experts examine competitive spirit, training, and the psychological benefits of recreational activities for the disabled child. Program development, evaluation, and instruction are discussed. more...

  • The Architecture of Pleasureby Josephine Kane

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95

    This book considers the relationship between popular modernity, pleasure and the amusement park landscape in Britain from 1900-1939. Focusing on three sites - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Dreamland in Margate and Southend's Kursaal - the book contextualises their development with references to the wider amusement park world. The meanings of these... more...

  • Re-imagining Heritage Interpretationby Russell Staiff

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between visitors and heritage places has been too focused on learning outcomes, and so heritage interpretation has become dominated by psychology and... more...

  • Innovations in Activities for the Elderlyby David Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs. 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...

  • 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...

  • Confessions of a Showmanby Gerry Cottle; Helen Batten

    Vision Paperbacks 2007; US$ 9.99

    Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to join the circus when he was just 15 and soon married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time he was the owner of the biggest circus in the world until his growing cocaine addiction led to his arrest and bankruptcy. more...

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

    Penguin Group US 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 Wired.com, which receives more than one million page views per month. His debut book, Geek Dad... 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...