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Polis


Polis (Greek: Πολις) is a small town in Northwest Cyprus, which falls within the district of Paphos. Polis is located on Chrysochous Bay, and also borders the Akamas peninsula nature reserve. As of 2001, the town had a population of approximately 3,500.


Key Facts about Polis


Here are some facts about Polis:
  1. Polis (Greek: Πολις) is a small town in Northwest Cyprus within the district of Paphos.

  2. Polis is located on Chrysochous Bay, and also borders the Akamas peninsula nature reserve.

  3. As of 2001, Polis had a population of approximately 3,500.

  4. In the vicinity of Polis is the fishing port of Latsi. This is a small fishing port, and offers fish-taverns, boat-rides, and sea-sport facilities.

  5. According to some legends, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, is supposed to have met her beloved, Adonis, in the vicinity of Polis.



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Canoeing in the Wilderness

By Henry David Thoreau

Gibbs Smith
Released: 2018-03-06
Hardcover (120 pages)

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Thoreau’s famous trip through the Maine Woods reissued to entertain, encourage, and inspire contemporary naturalists.

Thoreau paints the woods and waterways of Maine with the same loving hand that described his Walden home, and entertains with the successes and difficulties of the trip and the quirks of his companion and their guide, Joseph Polis, told with a wit and insight that can only be found in Thoreau.

Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher and leading transcendentalist. His writings on natural history and philosophy have become two sources of modern-day environmentalism.

Extra Life

By Derek Nikitas

Polis Books
Hardcover (304 pages)

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Russ has never been your typical teen. After being expelled, Russ has started to get his life back on track. He’s a pop culture junkie, and living in a town where the popular teen soap “Cape Twilight” is filmed, how could he not be? So when Russ decides to make his own short film, he recruits the (emotionally unhinged) star of “Cape Twilight” and his own motley crew to help out. Seems like a great idea...until the plan blows up in Russ’s face.

Just when everything seems to be falling apart, Russ receives a message on his cell phone — from himself. Recorded in the future, ‘future Russ’ informes him that the day can be fixed if he’s willing to use an app to leap twelve hours into the past. Russ is happy to oblige, figuring the day can’t get any worse. But he couldn’t be more wrong. Because as soon as Russ tampers with time and space, he introduces dangerous glitches he can’t control, including alternate of himself. And suddenly Russ’s sanity and the lives of everyone he cares about are at risk if he can’t find a way to regain control of his own life— past, present and future.

Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Arte-Polis: Imagining Experience: Creative Tourism and the Making of Place

Springer
Hardcover (394 pages)

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This book includes papers presented at the 6th Arte-Polis International Conference. The theme of the conference was “Imagining Experiences: Creative Tourism and the Making of Place”, and the book brings together studies based on lessons-learned, research and critical reviews related to creative tourism and reflections on placemaking. Covering a broad range of topics, including cultural and experiential perceptions of landscape, sustainable design, urban and rural planning, traditional and vernacular environment, public realm, thematic tourism, as well as heritage preservation and management, it discusses how issues of tourism shape our understanding of and discourse on architecture and landscapes. The book serves as an invitation to more participatory and polyphonic dialogues in the field of architecture, art and planning.

Einu Per Lietuva / With Camera Through Lithuania / Mit Camera durch Litauen / Idu po Litve

By Ceslovas Kudaba

Lietuvos Kulturos Fondas
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Einu Per Lietuva - With Camera Through Lithuania - Mit Camera durch Litauen - Idu po Litve (Lithuanian/English/German/Russian Edition). Text by Ceslovas Kudaba. Photographs by Juozas Polis. 1992 hardcover published by Lietuvos Kulturos Fondas, Vilnius. Illustrated with color photographs. Text in Lithuanian, English, German, and Russian.

The Greeks

By H. D. F. Kitto

Pelican
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The Greeks
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A study of the character and history of an ancient civilization, and of the people who created it. Includes the Formation the Greek People, Homer, the Polis, Classical Greece, the Greek Mind, Myth and Religion, etc. Index. Map. 256p.

Thoreau's Moosehead & Chesuncook guides (Attean and Polis)

By Marion Whitney Smith

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