12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
NOT FOR FIRST TIMERS!!!,
This review is from: An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory (Frontiers in Physics) (Hardcover)
If your taking your first course in quantum field theory and feeling excited like you want to buy a book about it...don't buy this one. There are plenty of good clear books and internet resources out there that will give much more clarity about Dirac field, K.G. field, quantisation, perturbation either by canonical form or path integrals right up to renormalisation and regularisation. For example, the path integral approach in A.ZEE Intro to quantum field theory is a good place to get conceptual understanding.
After you have been studying the subject for a while and actually want a deeper mathematical and technical understand then this book is a keeper!! It is substantial and technical book, more for the researcher than the MSci or undergrad student. Also, this book looks good on the shelf; hardcover and thick. It is the kind of book that once you understand the subject you want a good book to refer to, but it isn't the kind of book to learn from.