Silage is the fermented and acidic stored feed from agricultural crops routinely fed on dairy and livestock farms worldwide. In the United States, corn silage production increased by approximately 33 percent between 1982 and 2012, and 2.61 million hectares are currently used for corn silage production. Because of its importance to dairy science and agriculture more broadly, the Journal of Dairy Science assembled a special issue on silage to add critical insight and information to the available literature.
When exactly should companies pursue sustainability measures -- and when is it in their interest to hold off? That is the question Sheffi explores in the new book, 'Balancing Green: When to Embrace Sustainability in a Business (and When Not To),' just published by the MIT Press.
A new book from IIASA and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre examines potential future scenarios on population trends across the world, taking into account migration, fertility, mortality, education, and labor force participation.
Our main intention with this book is to easily approach the subject of dental and maxillofacial anatomy while referring to the main radiographic techniques used in dentistry, and thus, even for the readers in the medical area, to bring simple and useful information for the diagnosis of the teeth and maxillomandibular complex.
How and why has life on Earth become ever more complex over time? Peter Corning's new book represents a major theoretical contribution. It highlights the creative role of synergy -- the unique combined effects produced by two or more genes, parts, or organisms -- throughout the natural world.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural publication of our research magazine 'Tackling Global Issues.' This first issue, published on March 23, 2018, spotlights the research field of soft matter, introducing 11 brilliant researchers who work on hydrogels, soft crystals and molecular machines, all of which are expected to be of great use in medicine and industry.
In this book, Kuhns and Shaw present a plan for the development of a comprehensive sustainable energy policy for the United States. They examine the diverse types of energy, their resources, and materials needed to develop and use them. They provide communities and cities with ways to better control their destinies by locally managing energy use and generation.
A new book by a University of Kansas researcher of the history of sexuality and US social movements documents a how well-developed network of gay health clinics already existed in some US cities when the AIDS epidemic struck.
Southwest Asia is one of the most remarkable regions on Earth in terms of active faulting and folding, large-magnitude earthquakes, volcanic landscapes, petroliferous foreland basins, historical civilizations, and geologic outcrops that display the protracted and complex 540-million-year stratigraphic record of Earth's Phanerozoic Era.
Cultural models of sense-making shape our views about who we are and who we could be -- what is possible for us as individuals and as communities. Hanna Meretoja's new book, The Ethics of Storytelling, provides us with tools for analyzing cultural narrative models and understanding the power of literary narratives to expand our sense of the possible.