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Heat - 2-Disc Director's Definitive Edition (Blu-ray disc): Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight Heat - 2-Disc Director's Definitive Edition (Blu-ray disc)
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight; Directed by … 2
R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of the most powerful crime dramas of all time is hotter than ever!

This all-new 2-Disc Director's Definitive Edition of Heat features a pristine restoration personally supervised by Michael Mann, plus hours of revealing extras, including in-depth Q&As with the director as he reflects on the film two decades after its initial release.

Academy Award Winners Al Pacino and Robert De Niro square off in this ground-breaking cat-and-mouse thriller written and directed by Michael Mann as the personal lives of a brilliant thief and an obsessive L.A. cop intertwine and quickly unravel as the criminal plans his final heist. Co-starring Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore and Ashley Judd, Heat sizzles with hard-hitting action and gripping suspense.

The Kingdom/Jarhead (DVD): Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, Ali Suliman, Jeremy Piven,... The Kingdom/Jarhead (DVD)
Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ashraf Barhom, … 1
R39 Discovery Miles 390 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Double bill featuring movies that focus on America's recent involvement in foreign countries. In 'The Kingdom' (2007), when a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. While diplomats slowly debate equations of territorialism, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Upon landing in the desert kingdom, however, Fleury and his team discover Saudi authorities suspicious and unwelcoming of American interlopers into what they consider a local matter. Hamstrung by protocol, and with the clock ticking on their five days, the FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts who want to locate the terrorist in their homeland on their own terms. Fleury's crew finds a like-minded partner in Saudi Police Captain Al-Ghazi (Ashraf Barhom), who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist, hell bent on further destruction. 'Jarhead' (2006) is an adaptation of former Marine Anthony Swofford's Gulf War memoir. Young recruit Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) joins up with the US Marines (nicknamed 'Jarheads' because of their distinctive haircuts) on the eve of the 1990 Gulf War. After a brutal spell in boot camp, during which Swofford and his fellow recruits are systematically geared up for the conflict, the Marines are dispatched to the deserts of the Persian Gulf to take part in a war that sees them required to do very little in the way of fighting. Bored and frustrated in the middle of nowhere, the young soldiers resort to a macabre sense of humour as they wait for the war to happen to them.

Hancock (DVD): Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan, David Mattey, Maetrix Fitten, Thomas Lennon,... Hancock (DVD)
Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head, Eddie Marsan, …
R31 Discovery Miles 310 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Action comedy starring Will Smith. John Hancock (Smith) is a conflicted, alcoholic superhero whose heroics have saved many lives. Unfortunately, the damage he always leaves in his wake has caused him to lose the support of the public. When Hancock saves the life of PR executive, Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), Ray makes it his mission to change Hancock's image and help him regain the support of the people. Hancock grudgingly accepts and Ray convinces him to turn himself into the authorities who subsequently imprison him for his lawless behaviour. As the crime rate begins to increase, the people of Los Angeles realise just how important Hancock was to the safety of the city. With his reputation restored, everything seems right again... until Hancock meets Ray's wife (Charlize Theron), a woman with similar powers to his own, who may hold the key to his secret past.

Miami Vice: Series 1 (DVD): Olivia Brown, John Diehl, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott,... Miami Vice: Series 1 (DVD)
Olivia Brown, John Diehl, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Saundra Santiago, … 1
R93 Discovery Miles 930 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

The complete first season of the American crime television drama, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as Detectives Sonny Crocket and Rico Tubbs of the Miami Metro-Dade police 'Vice' department. The detectives investigate a series of murders connected to a Colombian drug baron, an arms dealer selling stolen Stingers, and are assigned to protect crime boss Al Lombard before he is to testify in court. Episodes are: 'Brother's Keeper (1&2)', 'Heart of Darkness', 'Cool Runnin', 'Calderone's Return (1)', 'Calderone's Return (2)', 'One-Eyed Jack', 'No Exit', 'The Great McCarthy', 'Glades', 'Give a Little, Take a Little', 'Little Prince', 'The Milk Run', 'Golden Triangle (1)', 'Golden Triangle (2)', 'Smuggler's Blues', 'Rites of Passage', 'The Maze', 'Made for Each Other', 'The Home Invaders', 'Nobody Lives Forever', 'Evan' and 'Lombard'.

Ali (DVD): Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, Mykelti Williamson, Jada Pinkett Smith, Nona... Ali (DVD)
Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver, Jeffrey Wright, …
R49 Discovery Miles 490 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Will Smith plays boxing legend Muhammad Ali in this much-anticipated biopic from director Michael Mann. Beginning with Ali's 1964 World Heavyweight Championship victory over Sonny Liston, and moving through his subsequent involvement with the Nation of Islam and refusal to be drafted during the Vietnam war, the film tells of Ali's rise to fame, the years in which he was banned from boxing due to his political and religious commitments, and his triumphant return in the early 1970s, culminating in the famous Rumble in the Jungle. Also stars Jon Voight as sports commentator Howard Cosell, Jamie Foxx as Ali's friend Drew 'Bundini' Brown, and Mario Van Peebles as Malcolm X.

Collateral (DVD): Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, Bruce McGill, Irma P. Hall, Barry... Collateral (DVD)
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo, Peter Berg, … 1
R38 R33 Discovery Miles 330 Save R5 (13%) Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Michael Mann directs this stylish crime thriller, in which Tom Cruise is cast against type as assassin Vincent, who hires taxi driver Max (Jamie Foxx) to take him to five different addresses over the course of one evening - and to wait outside while he carries out his ruthless business. As Max becomes aware of Vincent's true purpose - and realises that one of Vincent's potential victims is Annie (Jada Pinkett Smith), a young, friendly and attractive lawyer who rode in his cab earlier, he must find a way to prevent Vincent from killing again - and to save his own skin. Mark Ruffalo, Bruce McGill and Peter Berg co-star as the three LAPD cops hot on Vincent's tail.

Public Enemies (DVD): Johnny Depp, Christian Bale Public Enemies (DVD)
Johnny Depp, Christian Bale; Directed by Michael Mann 1
R179 R49 Discovery Miles 490 Save R130 (73%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

No one could stop John Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone - from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression.

But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang thrilled many, the F.B.I. Director, J. Edgar Hoover, made Dillinger America's first "Public Enemy Number One".

Ultimate Gangster Collection (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set): Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari... Ultimate Gangster Collection (Blu-ray disc, Boxed set)
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin, Lymari Nadal, … 1
R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of contemporary gangster films. In 'Mean Streets' (1973) four Italian-Americans from New York's lower East Side hang around at a local bar. Charlie (Harvey Keitel), the most responsible of the group, tries to protect his girlfriend's cousin, Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro), from the local debt collectors, but his young charge seems determined to live fast and die young. Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, 'Mean Streets' provided the first high-profile success for director Martin Scorsese and star De Niro. In 'Scarface' (1983), up-and-coming gangster Tony Montana (Al Pacino) arrives in Miami as a Cuban refugee. With his friend Manny (Stephen Bauer), Tony carries out a hit on a politician, earning him the gratitude of drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia). Tony rises rapidly in the 'organization', but courts disaster when he becomes involved with Lopez's cocaine-addicted wife, Elvira (Michelle Pfeiffer). In 'Carlito's Way' (1993), Carlito (Pacino) is a Hispanic drugs boss just released from prison. Determined to go straight and move to the Bahamas with his girlfriend, Gail (Penelope Ann Miller), Carlito is tempted back to the wrong side of the law by his lawyer, nerdish coke-head David Kleinfeld (Sean Penn), for 'one last job'. Brian De Palma directs this visually eloquent film about a man's inevitable tragic demise with his familiar penchant for the big set piece and violent action. In 'Casino' (1995), Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (De Niro) is the mob's frontman for a billion dollar Las Vegas casino. The story begins in 1973; Ace falls for hooker Ginger McKenna (Sharon Stone), while boyhood companion Nicky Santoro (Joe Pesci) is appointed as his muscle at the club. Over the years various jealousies surface and erupt in a series of violent betrayals and, ultimately, the destruction of Rothstein's empire. In 'American Gangster' (2007), when his boss dies, underworld driver Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) seizes his chance and begins to build his own criminal empire. Utilising the bodies of dead US soldiers, Lucas begins importing heroin direct from South-East Asia, increasing purity on the street, and undercutting his rivals in one swoop. Before long he's amassed a fortune, bringing him to the attention of maverick policeman Ritchie Roberts (Russell Crowe), an honest cop in an otherwise corrupt force, who makes it his business to shut Lucas down. Finally, in 'Public Enemies' (2009), set in 1930s gangland America, Johnny Depp stars as the charismatic bank robber John Dillinger. Dillinger's audacious raids and subsequent jailbreaks thrilled the American public as their sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into Depression reached an all-time low. Despite his status as a folk hero, Dillinger was declared 'Public Enemy Number One' by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and became the prime target of Hoover's fledgling FBI, headed by Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale). Marion Cotillard co-stars as gangster's moll Billie Frechette.

Heat (DVD): Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Diane Venora, Wes Studi, Kevin Gage, Amy... Heat (DVD)
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, …
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Michael Mann directs this thriller starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. Thief Neil McCauley (De Niro) and policeman Vincent Hanna (Pacino), both obsessed with their professions and determined to achieve big things, find themselves caught in a cat and mouse chase as McCauley sets plans in motion for one last heist before his retirement. When Hanna gets assigned to the case of the notorious thief, he dedicates himself to making McCauley's arrest the pinnacle of his career. The all-star cast also includes Val Kilmer, Tom Sizemore and Jon Voight.

Texas Killing Fields (Blu-ray disc): Jessica Chastain, Chloë Moretz, Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stephen Graham,... Texas Killing Fields (Blu-ray disc)
Jessica Chastain, Chloë Moretz, Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stephen Graham, … 1
R48 Discovery Miles 480 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

This crime thriller marks the cinematic debut of Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of Michael Mann. Homicide detective Mike Souder (Sam Worthington) joins forces with veteran New York City cop Brian Heigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to investigate a string of murders of young women in the Texan bayous. As they pursue the case, the two men become increasingly involved in the life of Anne Slinger (Chloe Moretz), a young woman from a deprived background whose fate seems to be linked to the killings. Jessica Chastain and Stephen Graham co-star.

Miami Vice: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray disc): Olivia Brown, John Diehl, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Saundra... Miami Vice: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray disc)
Olivia Brown, John Diehl, Don Johnson, Edward James Olmos, Saundra Santiago, … 2
R2,087 Discovery Miles 20 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

All 111 episodes of the American crime television drama, starring Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as Detectives Sonny Crocket and Rico Tubbs of the Miami Metro-Dade police 'Vice' department. Episodes are: 'Brother's Keeper (1&2)', 'Heart of Darkness', 'Cool Runnin', 'Calderone's Return (1)', 'Calderone's Return (2)', 'One-Eyed Jack', 'No Exit', 'The Great McCarthy', 'Glades', 'Give a Little, Take a Little', 'Little Prince', 'The Milk Run', 'Golden Triangle (1)', 'Golden Triangle (2)', 'Smuggler's Blues', 'Rites of Passage', 'The Maze', 'Made for Each Other', 'The Home Invaders', 'Nobody Lives Forever', 'Evan', 'Lombard', 'The Prodigal Son (Part 1)'; 'The Prodigal Son (Part 2)'; 'Whatever Works'; 'Out Where the Buses Don't Run'; 'The Dutch Oven'; Buddies'; 'Junk Love'; 'Tale of the Goat'; 'Bushido'; 'Bought and Paid For'; 'Back in the World'; 'Phil the Shill'; 'Definitely Miami'; 'Yankee Dollar'; 'One Way Ticket'; 'Little Miss Dangerous'; 'Florence Italy'; 'French Twist'; 'The Fix'; 'Payback'; 'Free Verse'; 'Trust Fund Pirates'; 'Son and Lovers', 'When Irish Eyes Are Crying', 'Stone's War', 'Kill Shot', 'Walk-Alone', 'The Good Collar', 'Shadow in the Dark', 'El Viejo', 'Better Living Through Chemistry', 'Baby Blues', 'Streetwise', 'Forgive Us Our Debts', 'Down for the Count (Part 1)', 'Down for the Count (Part 2)', 'Cuba Libre', 'Savage', 'Theresa', 'The Afternoon Plane', 'Lend Me an Ear', 'Red Tape', 'By Hooker by Crook', 'Knock, Knock, Who's There?', 'Viking Bikers from Hell', 'Everybody's in Showbiz...', 'Heroes of the Revolution', ''Contempt of Court', 'Amen... Send Money', 'Death and the Lady', 'The Big Thaw', 'Child's Play', 'God's Work', 'Missing Hours', 'Like a Hurricane', 'Rising Sun of Death', 'Love at First Sight', 'A Rock and a Hard Place', 'The Cows of October', 'Vote of Confidence', 'Baseballs of Death', 'Indian Wars', 'Honor Among Thieves', 'Hell Hath No Fury...', 'Badge of Dishonor', 'Blood and Roses', 'A Bullet for Crockett', 'Deliver Us from Evil (1)', 'Mirror Image (2)', 'Hostile Takeover', 'Redemption In Blood', 'Heart Of Night', 'Bad Timing', 'Borrasca', 'Line Of Fire', 'Asian Cut' 'Hard Knocks', 'Fruit Of The Poison Tree', 'To Have and To Hold', 'Miami Squeeze', 'Jack Of All Trades', 'The Cell Within', 'The Lost Madonna', 'Over The Line', 'Victims Of Circumstance', 'Freefall', 'World Of Trouble', 'Miracle Man', 'Leap Of Faith' and 'Too Much,Too Late'.

The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 2 Diploma in Plastering (Paperback): Colin Fearn, Mike Gashe, Michael Mann, Brian McDermott The City & Guilds Textbook: Level 2 Diploma in Plastering (Paperback)
Colin Fearn, Mike Gashe, Michael Mann, Brian McDermott; Edited by Martin Burdfield
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This title provides all the information the reader will need to pass the City & Guilds level 2 diploma in plastering.

The Madhouse Effect - How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy... The Madhouse Effect - How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (Paperback)
Michael Mann, Tom Toles
R484 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R132 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play to partisanship on issues that affect the well-being of billions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant, colorful escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars. The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that human activity has changed Earth's climate. Toles's cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two climate science crusaders enlivens the gloom and doom of so many climate-themed books-and may even convert die-hard doubters to the side of sound science.

Miami Vice (DVD): Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Justin Theroux, Luis Tosar, Barry Shabaka... Miami Vice (DVD)
Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds, … 1
R79 Discovery Miles 790 Ships in 8 - 13 working days

Brooding big-screen adaptation of the classic 1980s television crime drama from director Michael Mann. Undercover Miami-Dade police detectives Sonny Crockett (Colin Farrell) and Rico Tubbs (Jamie Foxx) are summoned to help out on an FBI undercover operation that has gone disastrously wrong. Infiltrating a dangerous world of international drug dealers, somehow linked to a home-grown Neo Nazi group, Crockett and Tubbs pose as experienced criminals able to transport goods anywhere in the world. But as they dig deeper into the criminal underworld, Tubbs worries that the mission will be compromised as Crockett finds himself falling for drug dealer Jesus Montoya's (Luis Tosar) girlfriend, Isabella (Gong Li). When the two cops are sold out by a rival dealer in the operation, Crockett and Tubbs break cover and lead their team to a climactic, brutal show-down.

The Aviator (DVD): Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny... The Aviator (DVD)
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, …
R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fast-paced biopic documenting the life of one of the most colourful Americans of the 20th century, Howard Hughes. Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hughes, the son of a Texan inventor who dies and leaves him with a small fortune. Hughes moves to Los Angeles to become a Hollywood film producer and produces such classics as 'Hell's Angels', 'The Front Page' and 'Flying Leathernecks'. He also becomes involved in the aviation industry, designing new planes, setting air speed records and flying around the world risking his life testing aircraft. As his ideas become bolder, his approach becomes more eccentric, and he gains many powerful enemies.

The Madhouse Effect - How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy... The Madhouse Effect - How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (Hardcover)
Michael Mann, Tom Toles
R625 R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Save R121 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The award-winning climate scientist Michael E. Mann and the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Tom Toles have been on the front lines of the fight against climate denialism for most of their careers. They have witnessed the manipulation of the media by business and political interests and the unconscionable play to partisanship on issues that affect the well-being of billions. The lessons they have learned have been invaluable, inspiring this brilliant, colorful escape hatch from the madhouse of the climate wars. The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that human activity has changed Earth's climate. Toles's cartoons collapse counter-scientific strategies into their biased components, helping readers see how to best strike at these fallacies. Mann's expert skills at science communication aim to restore sanity to a debate that continues to rage against widely acknowledged scientific consensus. The synergy of these two climate science crusaders enlivens the gloom and doom of so many climate-themed books-and may even convert die-hard doubters to the side of sound science.

Power in the 21st Century - Conversations with John Hall (Hardcover, New): Michael Mann Power in the 21st Century - Conversations with John Hall (Hardcover, New)
Michael Mann
R1,345 R1,228 Discovery Miles 12 280 Save R117 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists writing today. His three-volume work The Sources of Social Power, the third volume of which has just been completed, has transformed our way of thinking about power and has rewritten the history of human societies. No one interested in understanding how the modern world was shaped, how we got to where we are today, and where we're likely to be heading can afford to ignore this modern classic. Michael Mann is, as John Hall aptly describes him, "a Max Weber for our times." In this new book Michael Mann reflects on the meaning of his project as a whole, both as a contribution to social theory and as a guide to the options and constraints that face the contemporary world now and in the near future. He gives sustained attention to the situation of the United States, the nature of the challenge that may come from China, the unrestrained and perhaps unrestrainable power of finance, and the looming crisis of environmental degradation. This concise and accessible book is the ideal introduction to the work and thought of one of the most original social scientists in the world today. Students and scholars will find the book invaluable, and general readers will find in this book a clear and masterful guide to the key challenges we face in the years and decades ahead.

The Sources of Social Power: Volume 2, The Rise of Classes and Nation-States, 1760-1914 (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition):... The Sources of Social Power: Volume 2, The Rise of Classes and Nation-States, 1760-1914 (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Michael Mann
R1,991 R1,881 Discovery Miles 18 810 Save R110 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Distinguishing four sources of power in human societies - ideological, economic, military and political - The Sources of Social Power traces their interrelations throughout human history. This second volume deals with power relations between the Industrial Revolution and the First World War, focusing on France, Great Britain, Hapsburg Austria, Prussia/Germany and the United States. Based on considerable empirical research, it provides original theories of the rise of nations and nationalism, of class conflict, of the modern state and of modern militarism. While not afraid to generalize, it also stresses social and historical complexity. Michael Mann sees human society as 'a patterned mess' and attempts to provide a sociological theory appropriate to this, his final chapter giving an original explanation of the causes of the First World War. First published in 1993, this new edition of Volume 2 includes a new preface by the author examining the impact and legacy of the work.

Power in the 21st Century - Conversations with John Hall (Paperback): Michael Mann Power in the 21st Century - Conversations with John Hall (Paperback)
Michael Mann
R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Michael Mann is one of the most influential sociologists writing today. His three-volume work The Sources of Social Power, the third volume of which has just been completed, has transformed our way of thinking about power and has rewritten the history of human societies. No one interested in understanding how the modern world was shaped, how we got to where we are today, and where we're likely to be heading can afford to ignore this modern classic. Michael Mann is, as John Hall aptly describes him, "a Max Weber for our times." In this new book Michael Mann reflects on the meaning of his project as a whole, both as a contribution to social theory and as a guide to the options and constraints that face the contemporary world now and in the near future. He gives sustained attention to the situation of the United States, the nature of the challenge that may come from China, the unrestrained and perhaps unrestrainable power of finance, and the looming crisis of environmental degradation. This concise and accessible book is the ideal introduction to the work and thought of one of the most original social scientists in the world today. Students and scholars will find the book invaluable, and general readers will find in this book a clear and masterful guide to the key challenges we face in the years and decades ahead.

The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars - Dispatches from the Front Lines (Paperback): Michael Mann The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars - Dispatches from the Front Lines (Paperback)
Michael Mann
R493 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R123 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the Hockey Stick graph-a clear and compelling visual presentation of scientific data, put together by MichaelE. Mann and his colleagues, demonstrating that global temperatures have risen in conjunction with the increase in industrialization and the use of fossil fuels. Here was an easy-to-understand graph that, in a glance, posed a threat to major corporate energy interests and those who do their political bidding. The stakes were simply too high to ignore the Hockey Stick-and so began a relentless attack on a body of science and on the investigators whose work formed its scientific basis. The Hockey Stick achieved prominence in a 2001 UN report on climate change and quickly became a central icon in the "climate wars." The real issue has never been the graph's data but rather its implied threat to those who oppose governmental regulation and other restraints to protect the environment and planet. Mann, lead author of the original paper in which the Hockey Stick first appeared, shares the story of the science and politics behind this controversy. He reveals key figures in the oil and energy industries and the media frontgroups who do their bidding in sometimes slick, sometimes bare-knuckled ways. Mann concludes with the real story of the 2009 "Climategate" scandal, in which climate scientists' emails were hacked. This is essential reading for all who care about our planet's health and our own well-being.

Texas Killing Fields (DVD): Jessica Chastain, Chloë Moretz, Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stephen Graham, Annabeth... Texas Killing Fields (DVD)
Jessica Chastain, Chloë Moretz, Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Stephen Graham, … 1
R38 Discovery Miles 380 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

This crime thriller marks the cinematic debut of Ami Canaan Mann, daughter of Michael Mann. Homicide detective Mike Souder (Sam Worthington) joins forces with veteran New York City cop Brian Heigh (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to investigate a string of murders of young women in the Texan bayous. As they pursue the case, the two men become increasingly involved in the life of Anne Slinger (Chloe Moretz), a young woman from a deprived background whose fate seems to be linked to the killings. Jessica Chastain and Stephen Graham co-star.

Urbanization and Governance in India (Hardcover): Evelin Hust, Michael Mann Urbanization and Governance in India (Hardcover)
Evelin Hust, Michael Mann
R1,904 R1,473 Discovery Miles 14 730 Save R431 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Published in association with Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi South Asian Institute, GermanyIndia is rather notorious for its urban problems: Kolkata and the plight of her urban poor has become the epitome for the urban nightmare; Dharavi-slum of Mumbai has the distinction of being the largest in Asia; Delhi has the infamous reputation of being one of the most polluted cities of the world; and much lesser known Surat has entered the public consciousness as the city where a supposedly extinct disease of the middle ages -- the plague -- had reappeared in 1994. To govern Indian cities seems to be one of the biggest challenges in the twenty-first century. However, governance occurs at various levels and is employed for a limited economic sector as well as for the whole globe. Since this volume deals with urban India, the definition of UN HABITAT will serve as a point of departure stating that power exists inside and outside the formal authority and institutions of government. In this way, governance emphasizes process recognizing that all decisions are based on complex relationships between many actors with different priorities. All chapters are informed by the authors specific views on urban problems and urban governance. Yet all chapters contribute to our understanding of urban governance in various ways and read together serve to widen our horizon on this extremely complex issue of urban problems and urban governance in India.

Manhunter (Blu-ray disc): William L. Petersen, Joan Allen, Stephen Lang, Brian Cox, Tom Noonan, Dennis Farina, Benjamin... Manhunter (Blu-ray disc)
William L. Petersen, Joan Allen, Stephen Lang, Brian Cox, Tom Noonan, … 1
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Former FBI agent Will Graham (William Petersen), who specialises in catching serial killers, is brought out of early retirement to track down a murderer who bludgeons entire families only when the moon is full. Graham's tactic is to enter the mind of the deranged criminal, which turns out to have an enormous emotional strain attached. When he seeks advice from imprisoned psychiatrist/psychopath Dr Lecter (Brian Cox), he ends up endangering himself and his family. Based on the novel which was the precursor to 'Silence of the Lambs'. The 18-minute bonus feature 'Inside Manhunter' is also included.

Manhunter (DVD, Special Edition): William L. Petersen, Joan Allen, Stephen Lang, Brian Cox, Tom Noonan, Dennis Farina, Benjamin... Manhunter (DVD, Special Edition)
William L. Petersen, Joan Allen, Stephen Lang, Brian Cox, Tom Noonan, …
R142 Discovery Miles 1 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Former FBI agent Will Graham (William Petersen), who specialises in catching serial killers, is brought out of early retirement to track down a murderer who bludgeons entire families only when the moon is full. Graham's tactic is to enter the mind of the deranged criminal, which turns out to have an enormous emotional strain attached. When he seeks advice from imprisoned psychiatrist/psychopath Dr Lecter (Brian Cox), he ends up endangering himself and his family. Based on the novel which was the precursor to 'Silence of the Lambs'. The 18-minute bonus feature 'Inside Manhunter' is also included.

Blackhat (English, Chinese, Spanish, DVD): William Mapother, Chris Hemsworth, John Ortiz, Holt McCallany, Viola Davis, Wei... Blackhat (English, Chinese, Spanish, DVD)
William Mapother, Chris Hemsworth, John Ortiz, Holt McCallany, Viola Davis, …
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Michael Mann co-writes and directs this action thriller starring Chris Hemsworth as a former computer hacker. When an anonymous cyber criminal begins targeting the international banking network, American and Chinese security agencies combine to try and bring him down. With the help of Nicholas Hathaway (Hemsworth), who has been incarcerated for similar activity and is believed to be the only man capable of understanding the criminal's coding, the authorities are led on a worldwide manhunt to stop the global threat.

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