Category Archives: Buku Terbitan Baharu

Music Dance Environment

book-slider-music-newFast changing sound environment creates re-structured musical experiences from various historical, social and ethnic backgrounds, which are influencing one of the most significant cultural identity markers: the auditive self-positioning in space and time including related dynamic movements. Due to new mobility dimensions this kind of self-positioning becomes even more important than the real local placement of individuals. It represents distinctiveness, inclusion and exclusion of soundscapes and movement patterns in a multilayered relationship among different group.

Thus the ethnic background as a main sound experience reference might be replaced by environmental identities, which do not necessarily support a reconstruction of ethnic awareness. Another central question might be which kind of cultural knowledge represented in music and dance embedded in traditional or conservative soundscape will become obsolete and how can we preserve this knowledge without negative polemics against actual technical developments. Further questions concern the enhancement of flexible research methods for sound environmental categories and corresponding music and dance experiences. The fifth volume of our UPM book series on music research deals with the many aspects of music and dance in and as environment. The title expresses in a formula the dual existence as being part of and being part within a whole that determines features and functions of music and dance throughout their history.


Keterancaman Bahasa Orang Asli Duano & Kanaq

KETERANCAMAN BAHASA ORG ASLI-01Masyarakat orang Asli adalah sebahagian rakyat Malaysia dan yang paling minoriti bilangannya. Dengan hanya sekitar 178 197 orang, mereka yang terbahagi kepada 18 suku sedang berhadapan dengan gejala keterancaman bukan sahaja dari segi bilangan tetapi juga dari segi sosiobudaya. Walaupun begitu masih terlalu sedikit kajian dan pendokumentasian data tentang mereka, sama ada oleh sarjana tempatan atau luar negara. Keterancaman Bahasa Orang Asli Duano dan Kanaq  ini dibuat berasaskan kajian yang dilakukan secara menyeluruh terhadap suku Duano dan suku Kanaq yang terdapat di negeri Johor. Dua suku ini dikira sebagai unik kerana bagi suku Kanaq bilangan yang tinggal hanyalah seramai 83 orang sahaja manakala bagi suku Duanoq pula adalah seramai 4067 orang tetapi hanya golongan tua sahaja yang mengetahui nama sebenar suku mereka adalah Duano dan bukannya Kuala seperti yang diketahui ramai dan digunakan secara umum.

Paparan utama dalam buku ini berkisarkan berkenaan keterancaman bahasa yang sedang dilalui oleh kedua-dua etnik ini. Justeru itu, buku ini turut berperanan sebagai pengenalan kedua-dua dialek dan pertama kalinya daftar kata dialek-dialek ini disertakan dan dibentang dalam bentuk fonetik bagi membolehkan pembaca menyebut dengan tepat walaupun tidak pernah mendengar lafazannya oleh penutur jati.

Integrating Ecology into Rodent Pest Management Oil Palm Agroecosystem

INTEGRATING-01In Malaysia, palm oil production is a lucrative industry that contributes to the generation of national income and jobs to the nation. The perennial palms produce fruit bunches continuously throughout the year and are planted at a large scale in the country. Similar to other crops, oil palm planting suffers from damage by pests, with rodents being most serious. Even though biological control has been practiced, most plantations still reply on the use of rodenticide to combat rodent pests. Undeniably, chemical control often provides an immediate result in the elimination or reduction of pest numbers. Although it also leads to other environmental problems including secondary poisoning of non-target animals and physiological resistance of target animals.

This book explored the interactions among the biotic communities (namely rodents and their predators), food resources and habitat structure in oil palm plantations which are often overlooked in the management of such agroecosystem. The relationships among these elements that have been empirically examined in the field suggested that an integrated and adaptive approach should be employed with the incorporation of ecological knowledge into rodent pest management in the plantations.



This book presents information on the natural resources of Marudu Bay, particularly at Kota Marudu, which can be utilized by the Sabah State Government to promote this lesser known area as an ecotourism destination. It also highlights the multidisciplinary findings by Universiti Putra Malaysia researchers, including flora, fauna, physical environment, culture and proposed co-management practices for the sustainable management of mangrove resources.

The values of the Marudu Bay mangrove ecosystem go beyond just a mundane listing of its many natural resources. The network of rivers in the mangroves forms an intriguing maze that can make river-cruising an unforgettable experience. A nature package comprising the migratory birds, glittering fireflies, colourful fishes, bivalves, and mangrove fauna and fauna is an ecotourist’s dream. If sustainably developed, ecotourism can become a major economic driver in the area. In addition to its natural attractions, Kota Marudu has unique and interesting cultures and communities. Their home-grown talents such as boat building and knife-making, to mention a few, can be further enhanced to improve the local livelihoods.  

However, the development of this quaint little town has to take serious account of the health of the Marudu Bay mangrove ecosystem.  Environmental sensitivity should be emphasized in any comprehensive development plan for Kota Marudu. No mangroves should be disturbed to make way for modern concrete houses and apartments, hotels, and business centres.  It is our hope that the golden heritage of Marudu Bay continues to be intact and functions well in tandem with the economic development of the region for many generations to come.

Fatimah Md Yusoff Faridah Hanum Ibrahim Awang Noor Abd.Ghani

ISBN 9789673 442812

194 Muka Surat

Kulit Keras

Harga – RM 180.00


Colours Of Kota Marudu

Colours of Kota Marudu


music and memory


Music and memory are linked to each other in different ways and with different meanings. The physiological aspect of memory in its musical dimension, which has been discussed mostly outside of musicology, is only one part of it. Previous psychological research on musicality and its role for human development could raise public attention, and has led us to new insights as well as to cultural misinterpretations. These rather popular aspects have to be taken up and re- examined from the perspective of modern musicology, dance and theatre studies, of which include interdisciplinary approaches and detailed analytical studies in a wider context of the performing arts and their steadily changing sound environment.

Gisa Jahnichen & Julia Cheng


RM 58.00

231 muka surat



MUSSEL WATCH IN MALAYSIA : PAST, PRESENT AND FUTUREThis book reviews the major aspects of ecology and ecotoxicology of Perna viridis around the Asia-Pacific coastal waters especially in Malaysia with special reference to heavy metals. This book provides a good start for biomonitoring heavy metal pollution in Malaysia by implementing the Mussel Watch approach which is cost effective and widely recognized worldwide. The author has published more than 60 refereed papers on P.viridis in Malaysia from studies carried out from 1998 until 2007 and thus justifiably able to compile the relevant information to write this book on Mussel Watch in Malaysia. He has arranged the list of contents by focusing on the criteria for a good biomonitor which P.viridis mostly fulfilled. Pas, present and future prospects of research opportunities related to this species are also discussed in this book.

Chee Kong Yap


RM 40.00

168 pages


ESPANOL NIVEL 1 Español Nivel 1: Practicos y Ejercicios is a workbook designed to help the beginner develop the basic language skills necessary to comunícate in Spanish in most everyday situations. It is intended for any learner as a supplementary material to help him/her improve and master the basic grammatical structures of the language as well as vocabulary needed at this level, the lessons that are covered in the textbook being used. This exercise book contains a variety of drills and exercises that may help the learners build his/her grammar repertoire through constant practice for the authors believe in the popular saying that goes “Practice makes perfect”, that the more you practice, the better your skills are.

Azlina Mohd Sera’ai & Evangeline R. M. Lomoljo


RM 20.00



Penggunaan LestariBuku Penggunaan Lestari: Bagaimana Tingkah Laku Remaja? Ini adalah berdasarkan kajian bertajuk ‘Pengetahuan dan Amalan Penggunaan Lestari dalam Kalangan Remaja Sekolah Menengah’ yang dibiayai oleh Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Alam Sekitar. Kajian yang dijalankan pada 2008 hingga 2009. Secara umumnya, kajian ini bertujuan meneliti tahap pengetahuan, amalan dan sikap remaja sekolah terhadap penggunaan lestari. Adalah menjadi matlamat untuk menekankan pentingnya amalan lestari dalam kalangan pelajar sekolah kerana mereka bukan sahaja akan membesar menjadi dewasa yang bertanggungjawab tetapi boleh mempengaruhi orang lain, khususnya ahli keluarga di rumah untuk menerapkan amalan ini, di samping bakal meneraju kepimpinan Negara kelak. Pengetahuan, amalan dan sikap individu terhadap kepentingan sumber alam sekitar dapat mengajar mereka menghardai alam semula jadi selain menjadi pengguna yang lestari. Gaya hidup yang lestari akan menyumbang dalam peningkatan kesejahteraan hidup. Adalah diharapkan buku ini dapat dimanfaatkan dengan sebaik mungkin oleh pembaca, khususnya para penyelidik dalam isu berkaitan.

Mumtazah Othman & Nurizan Yahaya


RM 35.00

144 muka surat

Protokol dalam Pengendalian Majlis

protokolBuku Protokol dalam Pengendalian Majlis ini mengandungi hampir semua elemen penting yang perlu difahami, diingati dan diikuti oleh semua pegawai kerajaan atau individu yang mengendalikan majlis berbentuk formal atau tidak formal, rasmi atau tidak rasmi. Buku ini diharap dapat memenuhi aspirasi kerajaan persekutuan dan negeri dalam memastikan pelaksanaan majlis yang sempurna atau sekurang-kurangnya mengisi statu kekosongan yang dirasakan sangat perlu tentang perkara yang berkaitan dengan protokol dan istiadat dalam pengendalian majlis.

Mokhtar Tohar


RM 220.00

935 muka surat (Kulit keras)