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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

- D'Hoker
*Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality*by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, abs, ps, pdf, 152 pages, 31 figures)*Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory*by Elias Kiritsis (hep-th/9708130, abs, ps, pdf, 60 pages, 4 figures)*String Primer*by E. Alvarez and P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, abs, ps, pdf, 87 pages, 4 figures)*TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theories*by Hirosi Ooguri, Zheng Yin (hep-th/9612254, abs, ps, pdf, 80 pages)*What is String Theory?*by Joseph Polchinski (hep-th/9411028, abs, ps, pdf, 153 pages, 30 figures)*An Introduction to the Covariant Quantization of Superstrings*by P.A. Grassi, G. Policastro, P. van Nieuwenhuizen (hep-th/0302147, abs, ps, pdf, 23 pages)*Lectures on Two-Loop Superstrings*by Eric D'Hoker, D.H. Phong (hep-th/0211111, abs, ps, pdf, 7 pages, 3 figures)*ICTP Lectures on Covariant Quantization of the Superstring*by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/0209059, abs, ps, pdf, 43 pages)*Open Strings*by Carlo Angelantonj, Augusto Sagnotti (hep-th/0204089, abs, ps, pdf, 156 pages)*TASI Lectures on Perturbative String Theory and Ramond-Ramond Flux*by L. Dolan (hep-th/0201209, abs, ps, pdf, 39 pages)*An Introduction to Conformal Field Theory*by Matthias R Gaberdiel (hep-th/9910156, abs, ps, pdf, 69 pages)*A New Description of the Superstring*by Nathan Berkovits (hep-th/9604123, abs, ps, pdf)

*Introduction to Superstring Theory*by E. Kiritsis (hep-th/9709062, abs, ps, pdf, 244 pages, 22 figures)*An Introduction to Non-perturbative String Theory*by Ashoke Sen (hep-th/9802051, abs, ps, pdf, 129 pages, 22 figures)*Introduction to Superstring Theory*by John H. Schwarz (hep-ex/0008017, abs, ps, pdf, 44 pages)*Strings, Branes and Extra Dimensions*by Stefan Forste (hep-th/0110055, abs, ps, pdf, 238 pages)*String Theory or Field Theory?*by A. Marshakov (hep-th/0212114, abs, ps, pdf, 56 pages, 18 figures)*String theory: an update*by Jan de Boer (hep-th/0210224, abs, ps, pdf, 20 pages, 2 figures)*Introduction to String Theory*by Thomas Mohaupt (hep-th/0207249, abs, ps, pdf, 78 pages)*BUSSTEPP Lectures on String Theory*by Richard J. Szabo (hep-th/0207142, abs, ps, pdf, 90 pages, 24 figures)*Introduction to M-theory for relativists and cosmologists*by Nobuyoshi Ohta (gr-qc/0205036, abs, ps, pdf, 28 pages, 7 figures)*Topics on Strings, Branes and Calabi-Yau Compactifications*by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0010046, abs, ps, pdf, 50 pages, no figures)*Lectures on Strings, D-branes and Gauge Theories*by Hugo Garcia-Compean, Oscar Loaiza-Brito (hep-th/0003019, abs, ps, pdf, 38 pages, no figures)*An introduction to perturbative and non-perturbative string theory*by Ignatios Antoniadis, Guillaume Ovarlez (hep-th/9906108, abs, ps, pdf, 17 pages)*Supergravity, Brane Dynamics and String Duality*by P. West (hep-th/9811101, abs, ps, pdf, 109 pages, 2 figures)*Introduction to M Theory*by Miao Li (hep-th/9811019, abs, ps, pdf, 76 pages)*String Primer*by E. Alvarez, P. Meessen (hep-th/9810240, abs, ps, pdf, 87 pages, 4 figures)*Lectures on Strings and Dualities*by Cumrun Vafa (hep-th/9702201, abs, ps, pdf, 53 pages)*Fields, Strings and Branes*by C. Gomez, R. Hernandez (hep-th/9711102, abs, ps, pdf, 176 pages, 6 figures)*Les Houches Lectures on Fields, Strings and Duality*by R. Dijkgraaf (hep-th/9703136, abs, ps, pdf, 152 pages, 31 figures)