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===Books===
'''String Theory'''<br>
'''Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String'''<br>
'''Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond'''<br>
by Joe Polchinski (two volumes, CUP, 1998, [http://www.kitp.ucsb.edu/~joep/errata.html errata])<br>
Some of the errata were corrected in the reprinting in 2000.


===Books===
'''Superstring Theory'''<br>
'''Volume 1: Introduction'''<br>
'''Volume 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology'''<br>
by Michael Green, John Schwarz and Edward Witten (two volumes, CUP, 1988)
 
'''String Theory and M-Theory'''<br>
by Katrin Becker, Melanie Becker and John Schwarz (CUP, 2006)


[http://motls.blogspot.com/2006/11/string-theory-textbooks.html Lubos review of string theory text books]
'''A First Course in String Theory'''<br>
by Barton Zwiebach, (CUP)


*''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.
'''Supersymmetry and String Theory: Beyond the Standard Model'''<br>
**''Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String''
by Michael Dine (CUP, 2007)
**''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 Tom&aacute;s Ort&iacute;n (CUP, 2004)


'''Gravity and Strings'''<br>
by Tom&aacute;s Ort&iacute;n (CUP, 2004)


===Reviews===
===Reviews===
*D'Hoker
D'Hoker
*''[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)
 
*''[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/9703136 Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality]<br>
*''[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)
by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, 152 pages, 31 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/9708130 Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory]<br>
*''[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)
by Elias Kiritsis (hep-th/9708130, 60 pages, 4 figures)
*''[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], 37 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/9810240 String Primer]<br>
*''[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)
by E. Alvarez and P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, 87 pages, 4 figures)
*''[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/9612254 TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theories]<br>
*''[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])
by Hirosi Ooguri, Zheng Yin (hep-th/9612254, 80 pages)
*''[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-th/9411028 What is String Theory?]<br>
*''[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)
by Joseph Polchinski (hep-th/9411028, 153 pages, 30 figures)
*''[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/0302147 An Introduction to the Covariant Quantization of Superstrings]<br>
*''[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)
by P.A. Grassi, G. Policastro, P. van Nieuwenhuizen (hep-th/0302147, 23 pages)
*''[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/hep-th/0211111 Lectures on Two-Loop Superstrings]<br>
*''[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)
by Eric D'Hoker, D.H. Phong (hep-th/0211111, 37 pages, 3 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/0209059 ICTP Lectures on Covariant Quantization of the Superstring]<br>
*''[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)
by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/0209059, 43 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/0204089 Open Strings]<br>
*''[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)
by Carlo Angelantonj, Augusto Sagnotti (hep-th/0204089, 156 pages)
*''[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/0201209 TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theory and Ramond-Ramond Flux]<br>
*''[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)
by L. Dolan (hep-th/0201209, 39 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9910156 An Introduction to Conformal Field Theory]<br>
by Matthias R Gaberdiel (hep-th/9910156, 69 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9604123 A New Description of the Superstring]<br>
by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/9604123)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9709062 Introduction to Superstring Theory]<br>
by E. Kiritsis (hep-th/9709062, 244 pages, 22 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9802051 An Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory]<br>
by Ashoke Sen (hep-th/9802051, 129 pages, 22 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ex/0008017 Introduction to Superstring Theory]<br>
by John H. Schwarz (hep-ex/0008017, 44 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0110055 Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions]<br>
by Stefan Forste (hep-th/0110055, 238 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0212114 String Theory or Field Theory?]<br>
by A. Marshakov (hep-th/0212114, 56 pages, 18 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0210224 String theory: an update]<br>
by Jan de Boer (hep-th/0210224, 20 pages, 2 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207249 Introduction to String Theory]<br>
by Thomas Mohaupt (hep-th/0207249, 78 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0207142 BUSSTEPP Lectures on String Theory]<br>
by Richard J. Szabo (hep-th/0207142, 90 pages, 24 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0205036 Introduction to M-theory for relativists and cosmologists]<br>
by Nobuyoshi Ohta (gr-qc/0205036, 28 pages, 7 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0010046 Topics on Strings, Branes and Calabi-Yau Compactifications]<br>
by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0010046, 50 pages, no figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0003019 Lectures on Strings, D-branes and Gauge Theories]<br>
by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0003019, 38 pages, no figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9906108 An introduction to perturbative and non-perturbative string theory]<br>
by Ignatios Antoniadis, Guillaume Ovarlez (hep-th/9906108, 17 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9811101 Supergravity, Brane Dynamics and String Duality]<br>
by P. West (hep-th/9811101, 109 pages, 2 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9811019 Introduction to M Theory]<br>
by Miao Li (hep-th/9811019, 76 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810240 String Primer]<br>
by E. Alvarez, P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, 87 pages, 4 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9702201 Lectures on Strings and Dualities]<br>
by Cumrun Vafa (hep-th/9702201, 53 pages)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9711102 Fields, Strings and Branes]<br>
by C. Gomez, R. Hernandez (hep-th/9711102, 176 pages, 6 figures)
 
[http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9703136 Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality]<br>
by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, 152 pages, 31 figures)

Revision as of 23:38, 20 December 2006

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

Books

String Theory
Volume 1: An Introduction to the Bosonic String
Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond
by Joe Polchinski (two volumes, CUP, 1998, errata)
Some of the errata were corrected in the reprinting in 2000.

Superstring Theory
Volume 1: Introduction
Volume 2: Loop Amplitudes, Anomalies and Phenomenology
by Michael Green, John Schwarz and Edward Witten (two volumes, CUP, 1988)

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

D'Hoker

Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality
by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, 152 pages, 31 figures)

Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory
by Elias Kiritsis (hep-th/9708130, 60 pages, 4 figures)

String Primer
by E. Alvarez and P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, 87 pages, 4 figures)

TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theories
by Hirosi Ooguri, Zheng Yin (hep-th/9612254, 80 pages)

What is String Theory?
by Joseph Polchinski (hep-th/9411028, 153 pages, 30 figures)

An Introduction to the Covariant Quantization of Superstrings
by P.A. Grassi, G. Policastro, P. van Nieuwenhuizen (hep-th/0302147, 23 pages)

Lectures on Two-Loop Superstrings
by Eric D'Hoker, D.H. Phong (hep-th/0211111, 37 pages, 3 figures)

ICTP Lectures on Covariant Quantization of the Superstring
by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/0209059, 43 pages)

Open Strings
by Carlo Angelantonj, Augusto Sagnotti (hep-th/0204089, 156 pages)

TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theory and Ramond-Ramond Flux
by L. Dolan (hep-th/0201209, 39 pages)

An Introduction to Conformal Field Theory
by Matthias R Gaberdiel (hep-th/9910156, 69 pages)

A New Description of the Superstring
by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/9604123)

Introduction to Superstring Theory
by E. Kiritsis (hep-th/9709062, 244 pages, 22 figures)

An Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory
by Ashoke Sen (hep-th/9802051, 129 pages, 22 figures)

Introduction to Superstring Theory
by John H. Schwarz (hep-ex/0008017, 44 pages)

Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions
by Stefan Forste (hep-th/0110055, 238 pages)

String Theory or Field Theory?
by A. Marshakov (hep-th/0212114, 56 pages, 18 figures)

String theory: an update
by Jan de Boer (hep-th/0210224, 20 pages, 2 figures)

Introduction to String Theory
by Thomas Mohaupt (hep-th/0207249, 78 pages)

BUSSTEPP Lectures on String Theory
by Richard J. Szabo (hep-th/0207142, 90 pages, 24 figures)

Introduction to M-theory for relativists and cosmologists
by Nobuyoshi Ohta (gr-qc/0205036, 28 pages, 7 figures)

Topics on Strings, Branes and Calabi-Yau Compactifications
by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0010046, 50 pages, no figures)

Lectures on Strings, D-branes and Gauge Theories
by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0003019, 38 pages, no figures)

An introduction to perturbative and non-perturbative string theory
by Ignatios Antoniadis, Guillaume Ovarlez (hep-th/9906108, 17 pages)

Supergravity, Brane Dynamics and String Duality
by P. West (hep-th/9811101, 109 pages, 2 figures)

Introduction to M Theory
by Miao Li (hep-th/9811019, 76 pages)

String Primer
by E. Alvarez, P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, 87 pages, 4 figures)

Lectures on Strings and Dualities
by Cumrun Vafa (hep-th/9702201, 53 pages)

Fields, Strings and Branes
by C. Gomez, R. Hernandez (hep-th/9711102, 176 pages, 6 figures)

Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality
by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, 152 pages, 31 figures)