INFORMATION SOURCES ON MOTION
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves:
the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy.
Ivan Illich (1926, Vienna–2002)
In the text, outstanding books introducing neighbouring domains are presented
n footnotes. The reference list at the end of each chapter collects general material sat-
isfying further curiosity about what is encountered in this mountain ascent. All citations
can also be found by looking up the author’s name in the index. To find additional informa-
tion, either libraries or the internet can help.
In a library, review articles of recent research appear in journals such as Reviews of
Modern Physics, Reports on Progress in Physics, Contemporary Physics and Advances
in Physics. Pedagogical introductions are best found in the American Journal of Physics,
the European Journal of Physics and in Physik in unserer Zeit.
Actual overviews on research trends can be found irregularly in magazines such as Phys-
ics World, Physics Today and Physikalische Blätter. For all sciences together, the best
sources are the magazines Nature, New Scientist, Naturwissenschaften, La Recherche and
the cheap but excellent Science News.
Research papers appear mainly in Physics Letters B, Nuclear Physics B, Physical Re-
view D, Physical Review Letters, Classical and Quantum Gravity, General Relativity and
Gravitation, International Journal of Modern Physics and in Modern Physics Letters. The
newest results and speculative ideas are found in conference proceedings, such as the Nuc-
lear Physics B Supplements. Articles on the topic can also appear in Fortschritte der Physik,
Zeitschrift für Physik C, La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento, Europhysics Letters, Communica-
tions in Mathematical Physics, Journal of Mathematical Physics, Foundations of Physics,
International Journal of Theoretical Physics and Journal of Physics G.
Papers on the descr