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I Calanchi-Accelerated erosion in Italy
D. E. ALEXANDER
Vol. 65, No. 2 (April 1980), pp. 95-100
Published by: Geographical Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40569228
Page Count: 6
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Many parts of Italy are menaced by the spectacular form of soil erosion known as "calanchi". Like the "badlands" of the United States the calanchi are intensely dissected landscapes and as they usually occur in clay terrain, their development tends to be rapid and disorderly.
Geography © 1980 Geographical Association