By Jean M. Auel

Ayla, the heroine first brought within the extended family of the Cave undergo, is understood and enjoyed by way of hundreds of thousands of readers. Now, within the Plains of Passage, Ayla's tale continues.

Ayla and Jondalar set out on horseback around the windswept grasslands of Ice Age Europe. To the hunter-gatherers in their world--who have by no means obvious tame animals--Ayla and Jondalar seem enigmatic and scary. The secret surrounding the lady, who speaks with a wierd accessory and talks to animals with their very own sounds, is heightened by way of her uncanny keep watch over of a giant, strong wolf. The tall, yellow-haired guy who rides by means of her aspect is additionally held in awe, not just for the fantastic stallion he instructions, but additionally for his ability as a crafter of stone instruments, and for the recent weapon he devises, the spear-thrower.

In the process their cross-continental odyssey, Ayla and Jondalar come upon either savage enemies and courageous associates. jointly they study that the large and unknown global may be tough and treacherous, yet breathtakingly appealing and enlightening to boot. the entire discomfort and delight carry them in the direction of their final vacation spot, for the orphaned Ayla and the wandering Jondalar needs to achieve that position in the world they could name home.

As sweeping and excellent because the land she creates, Jean M. Auel's The Plains of Passage is an excellent novel of discovery, probability, and love, a triumph for one of many world's most unique and well known authors.

This booklet comprises the complete textual content of the radical plus the subsequent extra content:
• An particular preview bankruptcy from Jean M. Auel's The Land of Painted Caves, on sale in hardcover March 29, 2011
• An Earth's Children® sequence sampler together with loose chapters from the opposite books in Jean M. Auel's bestselling series
• A Q&A with the writer in regards to the Earth's Children® sequence

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Categories and concepts. Not only do analytical concepts vary widely; even the language for describing them ranges from ordinary prose through the formal notation of set theory. Data. The studies draw upon vastly different empir- ieal domains for data and illustrations. At one end of the speetrum are detailed analyses of a single decision-maker, based on interviews and/or content analyses of primary doeuments, and supplementary secondary sources. Jervis (fortheoming) draws on the voluminous reeord of diplomatie history, as well as reports of experimental research, to illustrate the relevance of existing hypotheses, to generate new ones, and to demonstrate the limitations or inapplieability of other explanations.

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