The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) is organising a “Coffee Table Book” sale for 3 exciting books produced by FST. Normally, buying 1 of these books will cost you RM150, but now you can get 3 of them with only RM300.
Burung-burung Malaysia : Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS)
This book provides a snapshot of selected bird species in Malaysia. As part of conservation efforts, this book was produced in collaboration by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE), Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN) Peninsular Malaysia, Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS) Team from the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and enthusiastic bird naturalists, that consists of individuals and groups, from the Birds, Nature and Us (BNU), BirdGroup Taman Negara (BGTN) and Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). This book contains the most recent data and information on selected species of Malaysia’s birds in a clearly explained manner. The best photos were chosen to grace the pages complete with QR codes that correspond to the detailed information of each species in the MyBIS, which can be accessed to the public free online.
Life in the Triangle – Tun Sakaran Marine Park and Sipadan Island
This coffeetable book has been written specifically to raise our public awareness on the important role of coral reefs, which is one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth, but are now threatened with destruction. The occupy just over 0.15 % of the world's oceans, yet incredibly they provide a home for an estimated 25 % of all marine species. This book is a pleasure to read as it is informative and adorned with beautiful photographs and illustrations of the underwater marine life, as well as the land biodiversity and the community of Tun Sakaran Marine Park and Sipadan Island Park.
This book presents the marine ecosystem in Malaysia which is dynamic, and is experiencing high pressure, especially from the effects of global warming due to climate change. Among the negative effects experienced by marine ecosystems today are changes in rainfall patterns around the world, increasing desert areas, rising sea levels due to the melting of glaciers in the north pole and the decline of biological diversity due to the extinction of species.
Therefore, this book displays the important elements in the marine ecosystem in Malaysia, including the intermediate phase between the ocean and the land, namely mangrove areas, rocky beaches and sandy beaches. The priority of the content of this book is given to coral reef ecosystems and marine biological diversity. The attractive photos offer readers in the local community an amazing glimpse of marine life, hoping to spark interest and civic awareness of the importance of protecting the marine environment.