The ultimate survivors that have flourished in the most difficult of circumstances, rats have a long history of being the smartest rodent in the room! Rats are growing more and more popular as pets for adults and children alike. Having raised and trained rats for over forty years, Miriam Fields-Babineau, in her book Rat Training, teaches rat owners to harness that intelligence through a reward and clicker system of training. An avid proponent of reward-based positive-training techniques, the author explains how to create a successful learning environment for your rat as you teach him how to come on command, jump through a hoop, walk on a leash, stand on his hind legs, and much more. Illustrated with color photographs by Evan Cohen and Virginia Broitman, Rat Training includes tips on what to look for when buying a rat, how to care for your new pet, and how to acclimate your rat to other household pets. In the chapter called Rat Manner,” the author describes how rats think and their social organizations and behavior. Fields-Babineau has trained rats for various purposes, including working in movies, and her chapter called The Great Rat Race” describes the demands of rat shows and acting careers for rats. The chapter called Scurry and Hurry” is devoted to agility training and trick training (such as shoulder riding). Resources and glossary included.
In this charming storybook, the tale of Red Riding Hood and the crafty wolf is superbly retold for young readers. Children will be thrilled by the adventures of the helpful heroine as she travels through the woods to her grandmother's cottage, stalked by the hungry wolf. The sweet character of Red Riding Hood, the rustic beauty of the farm and forest, and the drama of the chase are all brilliantly captured in fresh and appealing illustrations by Jenny Williams. It is perfect for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. Red Riding Hood sets off into the woods one day to take some cakes to her sick grandmother. On the way, she stops at the dairy for butter, at the miller for bread, and at the farmyard for eggs. However, a wily wolf reaches the grandmother's house first and hides in bed waiting for the little girl to arrive. Will Red Riding Hood notice what big eyes he has, what a long nose he has, what big ears he has, and what large teeth he has...? This timeless story is retold for a new generation in this engaging book, with delightful illustrations throughout.
A comprehensive guide to computer assisted exercises <p> Readers can turn to this indispensable reference guide for comprehensive and lucid coverage of the operational, technical, and organizational knowledge needed to harness successful and constructive computer assisted exercises (CAX) and war games. It is geared also toward large civilian organizations that are looking to teach and test their strategies and procedures without the added cost of manpower. Divided into two clear parts, the book covers: <ul> <li> <p> Fundamentals and Theory—conflict and warfare; probability and statistics; simulation; distributed simulation; and experimentation and analysis <li> <p> Combat Modeling, Computer Assisted Exercises, and Practice—CAX architectures; CAX process; combat modeling; CAX support tools; communications/information system issues, technical risks, and risk miti-gation; and exercise centers and facilities </ul> <p> Computer Assisted Exercises and Training: A Reference Guide is indispensable reading for research engineers, computer scientists, software engineers working with modeling and simulation, homeland security specialists, staff in simulation training centers, military strategists and commanders, and many others. It also serves as a valuable textbook for modeling and simulation courses at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. <p>
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