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*[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0311044 Resource Letter NSST-1: The Nature and Status of String Theory] by Marolf
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0311044 Resource Letter NSST-1: The Nature and Status of String Theory] by Marolf




===Books===
===Books===


*[http://motls.blogspot.com/2006/11/string-theory-textbooks.html Lubos review of string theory text books]
[http://motls.blogspot.com/2006/11/string-theory-textbooks.html Lubos review of string theory text books]


*''String Theory'' by Joe Polchinski, two volumes, CUP, 1998: There are [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/errata.html corrections] listed on the [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/bigbook.html Big Book of String homepage] on [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/ Polchinski's homepage].  Some of these corrections were made to the reprinting in 2000.
*''String Theory'' by Joe Polchinski (two volumes, CUP, 1998): There are [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/errata.html corrections] listed on the [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/bigbook.html Big Book of String homepage] on [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/ Polchinski's homepage].  Some of these corrections were made to the reprinting in 2000.
**''Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String''
**''Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String''
**''Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond''
**''Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond''
*''Superstring Theory'' by Michael Green, John Schwarz and Edward Witten, two volumes, CUP, 1988
*''Superstring Theory'' by Michael Green, John Schwarz and Edward Witten (two volumes, CUP, 1988)
**''Volume 1: Introduction''
**''Volume 1: Introduction''
**''Volume 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology''
**''Volume 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology''
*''String Theory and M-Theory'' by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker and John Schwarz, CUP 2006
*''String Theory and M-Theory'' by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker and John Schwarz (CUP, 2006)
*''A First Course in String Theory'' by Barton Zwiebach, CUP
*''A First Course in String Theory'' by Barton Zwiebach, (CUP)
*''Supersymmetry and String Theory: Beyond the Standard Model'' by Michael Dine, CUP 2007
*''Supersymmetry and String Theory: Beyond the Standard Model'' by Michael Dine (CUP, 2007)
*''Gravity and Strings'' by Tomás Ortín, CUP 2004
*''Gravity and Strings'' by Tomás Ortín (CUP, 2004)




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*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9708130 Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory]'' by Elias Kiritsis (hep-th/9708130, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9708130 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9708130 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9708130 pdf], 60 pages, 4 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9708130 Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory]'' by Elias Kiritsis (hep-th/9708130, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9708130 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9708130 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9708130 pdf], 60 pages, 4 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810240 String Primer]'' by E. Alvarez and P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810240 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9810240 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9810240 pdf], 87 pages, 4 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810240 String Primer]'' by E. Alvarez and P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810240 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9810240 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9810240 pdf], 87 pages, 4 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9612254 TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theories]'' by Hirosi Ooguri, Zheng Yin (hep-th/9612254, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9612254 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9612254 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9612254 pdf], 80 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9411028 What is String Theory?]'' by Joseph Polchinski (hep-th/9411028, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9411028 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9411028 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9411028 pdf], 153 pages, 30 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0302147 An Introduction to the Covariant Quantization of Superstrings]'' by P.A. Grassi, G. Policastro, P. van Nieuwenhuizen (hep-th/0302147, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0302147 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0302147 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0302147 pdf], 23 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0211111 Lectures on Two-Loop Superstrings]'' by Eric D'Hoker, D.H. Phong (hep-th/0211111, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0211111 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0211111 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0211111 pdf], 7 pages, 3 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0209059 ICTP Lectures on Covariant Quantization of the Superstring]'' by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/0209059, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0209059 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0209059 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0209059 pdf], 43 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0204089 Open Strings]'' by Carlo Angelantonj, Augusto Sagnotti (hep-th/0204089, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0204089 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0204089 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0204089 pdf], 156 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0201209 TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theory and Ramond-Ramond Flux]'' by L. Dolan (hep-th/0201209, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0201209 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0201209 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0201209 pdf], 39 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9910156 An Introduction to Conformal Field Theory]'' by Matthias R Gaberdiel (hep-th/9910156, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9910156 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9910156 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9910156 pdf], 69 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9604123 A New Description of the Superstring]'' by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/9604123, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9604123 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9604123 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9604123 pdf])
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9709062 Introduction to Superstring Theory]'' by E. Kiritsis (hep-th/9709062, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9709062 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9709062 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9709062 pdf], 244 pages, 22 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9802051 An Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory]'' by Ashoke Sen (hep-th/9802051, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9802051 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9802051 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9802051 pdf], 129 pages, 22 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ex/0008017 Introduction to Superstring Theory]'' by John H. Schwarz (hep-ex/0008017, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ex/0008017 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-ex/0008017 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-ex/0008017 pdf], 44 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0110055 Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions]'' by Stefan Forste (hep-th/0110055, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0110055 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0110055 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0110055 pdf], 238 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0212114 String Theory or Field Theory?]'' by A. Marshakov (hep-th/0212114, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0212114 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0212114 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0212114 pdf], 56 pages, 18 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0210224 String theory: an update]'' by Jan de Boer (hep-th/0210224, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0210224 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0210224 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0210224 pdf], 20 pages, 2 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249 Introduction to String Theory]'' by Thomas Mohaupt (hep-th/0207249, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0207249 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207249 pdf], 78 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207142 BUSSTEPP Lectures on String Theory]'' by Richard J. Szabo (hep-th/0207142, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207142 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0207142 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0207142 pdf], 90 pages, 24 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0205036 Introduction to M-theory for relativists and cosmologists]'' by Nobuyoshi Ohta (gr-qc/0205036, [http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0205036 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/gr-qc/0205036 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0205036 pdf], 28 pages, 7 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0010046 Topics on Strings, Branes and Calabi-Yau Compactifications]'' by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0010046, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0010046 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0010046 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0010046 pdf], 50 pages, no figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0003019 Lectures on Strings, D-branes and Gauge Theories]'' by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0003019, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0003019 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/0003019 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/0003019 pdf], 38 pages, no figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9906108 An introduction to perturbative and non-perturbative string theory]'' by Ignatios Antoniadis, Guillaume Ovarlez (hep-th/9906108, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9906108 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9906108 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9906108 pdf], 17 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9811101 Supergravity, Brane Dynamics and String Duality]'' by P. West (hep-th/9811101, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9811101 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9811101 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9811101 pdf], 109 pages, 2 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9811019 Introduction to M Theory]'' by Miao Li (hep-th/9811019, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9811019 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9811019 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9811019 pdf], 76 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810240 String Primer]'' by E. Alvarez, P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810240 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9810240 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9810240 pdf], 87 pages, 4 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9702201 Lectures on Strings and Dualities]'' by Cumrun Vafa (hep-th/9702201, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9702201 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9702201 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9702201 pdf], 53 pages)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9711102 Fields, Strings and Branes]'' by C. Gomez, R. Hernandez (hep-th/9711102, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9711102 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9711102 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9711102 pdf], 176 pages, 6 figures)
*''[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9703136 Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality]'' by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, [http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9703136 abs], [http://arxiv.org/ps/hep-th/9703136 ps], [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-th/9703136 pdf], 152 pages, 31 figures)

Revision as of 19:21, 19 December 2006

Resource Letter NSST-1: The Nature and Status of String Theory by Marolf


Books

Lubos review of string theory text books

  • String Theory by Joe Polchinski (two volumes, CUP, 1998): There are corrections listed on the Big Book of String homepage on Polchinski's homepage. Some of these corrections were made to the reprinting in 2000.
    • Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String
    • Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond
  • Superstring Theory by Michael Green, John Schwarz and Edward Witten (two volumes, CUP, 1988)
    • Volume 1: Introduction
    • Volume 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology
  • String Theory and M-Theory by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker and John Schwarz (CUP, 2006)
  • A First Course in String Theory by Barton Zwiebach, (CUP)
  • Supersymmetry and String Theory: Beyond the Standard Model by Michael Dine (CUP, 2007)
  • Gravity and Strings by Tomás Ortín (CUP, 2004)


Reviews