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I am searching for a complete and comprehensive book for QFT. What is, in your opinion, a good one?

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I believe this must have been asked at least thrice already, in one form or another. Here they are (some of them for particle physics but there is obvious overlap): physics.stackexchange.com/q/1267 , physics.stackexchange.com/q/1847 , physics.stackexchange.com/q/312 –  Marek Apr 11 '11 at 16:31

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Anthony Zee's book QFT in a Nutshell is remarkably complete, and yet rather small. It provides a good intro to the subject.

A complete, thorough and good book is Steven Weinberg's 3-volume opus on QFT (vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3). It is perhaps too complete for beginners.

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