Category Archives: Buku Terbitan Baharu

Rubber Plantation Soil Management & Nutritional Requirement

fA_Rubber-Plantation-Cover-1DPN-01Rubber has been grown commercially in Malaysia since 1903, when the first rubber estate was established in Melaka. Since then, several usage of rubber has been discovered from time to time. Suitable planting area has decreased and to overcome this problem planting of rubber gets into marginal and problem soils. Books, describing soil genesis, management and nutritional requirement of rubber on these marginal soils are scarce.

This book is written in 10 chapters, covering various aspects of soil management and nutritional requirement with latest information on current technology available in the rubber industry. These include soil series identification, and fertilizer recommendations for sustainable rubber plantation.

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