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Causses

 

the name of a group of plateaus rising to an altitude of 1,200 m in the southern part of the Central Massif in France. The plateaus are formed from a thick series of thinly laminated limestone, which has been broken up into gentle folds. Karst formations (caves and small hollows) are widespread. The plateaus drop off steeply and are broken by deep (500–700 m) narrow river valleys. There are many underground springs. There is sparse, predominantly xerophytic, herbaceous and shrub vegetation. There are also occasional stands of oak, beech, and pine.

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Certes la recolte a bel est bien commence depuis le mois d'avril dernier a causse notamment de la secheresse qui a prevalu cette annee, mais la moisson se poursuit dans differentes regions.
We are grateful to Ronald Fricke and Andreas Schluter (both from SMNS), and Romain Causse and Patrice Pruvost (both from MNHN) for allowing the examination of material under their care.
The tracks are "Julieta" (5:03), "Empanadas" (4:33), "I Thought About You" (6:29), "Recoleta" (6:54), "Le Causse Du Quercy" (5:17), "Biei" (5:39), "Have You Met Miss Jones" (4:05), "Ira's Tango" (4:20), "Stepping Stones" (6:27), and "Oblivion" (4:22).
Perine PL, Hopkins DR, Niemel PLA, St John RK, Causse G, Antal GM, eds.
Recovery began to gather pace in the 1960s and 70s, but the 4,000 hectares of vines in Cahors that spread westwards from the town beside the River Lot and on the high limestone causse are still a fragment of what once grew there.
Ansquer JC, Dalton RN, Causse E, Crimet D, Le MK, Foucher C.
He is part of the Johannesburg Cochlea Implant Unit, and faculty member of the Otology Course at the Causse Clinique in France.
74) Jean Beauchard, <<L'offre dans le contrat electronique>> dans Jean-Claude Hallouin et Herve Causse, dir.
Bissuel F, Berruyer M, Causse X, Dechavanne M, Trepo C.
Cheniclet C, Rong WY, Causse M, Frangne, N, Bolling L, Cade J, Renaudin JP (2005).