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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...

  • Under the Big Topby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year as a clown will forever change your view of one of the world's oldest art forms and remind you of how dreams can go horribly wrong -- and... more...

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

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 18.95

    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...

  • The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney Worldby Bob Sehlinger; Len Testa

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 19.99

    Following in the best-selling tradition of The Unofficial Guides series, The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World gives readers the inside track on visiting Disney World and making the most of their time in the park. Complete with hundreds of full-color photographs, this essential visual guide is a must-have for any Disney... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Evolutionary Playworkby Bob Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children?s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of the child. The book is divided into fourteen chapters... 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...

  • Icon, Brand, Mythby Max Foran

    Athabasca University Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July. Since 1923, archetypal ?Cowboys and Indians? are seen again at the chuckwagon races, on the midway, and throughout Calgary. Each essay in this collection examines a facet of the experience?from the images... more...

  • The Immersive Worlds Handbookby Scott Lukas

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Scott Lukas, famed industry expert on designing themed spaces, brings you a book that focuses on the imaginative world of themed, immersive and consumer spaces. Whether or not you are involved in designing a theme park, cultural museum, shop, or other entertainment space, you will benefit from the insider tips, experiences, and techniques highlighted... more...