by Juan M Maldacena (ed.), World Scientific. Hardback ISBN 9812564063, £62 ($108).
Intended mainly for advanced graduate students in theoretical physics, this comprehensive volume covers recent advances in string theory and field theory dualities. It is based on the annual lectures given at the School of the Theoretical Advanced Study Institute (2003), a traditional event that brings together graduate students in high-energy physics for an intensive course given by leaders in their fields.