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


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)