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String Theory, Volume 2: Superstring Theory and Beyond
String theory has advanced rapidly over the last 15 years and is increasingly seen as the best, and perhaps only, route to the complete unification of the four fundamental forces--the so-called theory of everything. This text provides, in two volumes, a thoroughly modern and comprehensive introduction to strings and superstrings, and brings the reader up to date on the lat ...more
Hardcover, 552 pages
Published October 13th 1998 by Cambridge University Press
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I had abandoned this book in disgust for several weeks, but I finally got back to it yesterday afternoon and finished the damn thing. Then I went round to one of my ex-lovers (I suppose I should be tactful for once and not mention his name, but he's quite well known in the string theory community), and yelled at him a bit about the crap he and his colleagues are trying to pass off as science. So he started saying in that snooty way string theorists have that I obviously didn't get it, and I told ...more
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