Knots and Quantum Gravity
John C. Baez
The book Knots and Quantum Gravity is the proceedings of
a conference held at U. C. Riverside on May 1416th, 1993.
It contains the following papers:

The loop formulation of gauge theory and gravity, by Renate Loll.

Representation theory of analytic holonomy C* algebras, by Abhay
Ashtekar and Jerzy Lewandowski (also available as
grqc/9311010).

The Gauss linking number in quantum gravity, by Rodolfo Gambini and Jorge
Pullin (also available as grqc/9310025).

Vassiliev invariants and the loop states in quantum gravity, by Louis H.
Kauffman (also available as grqc/9310035).

Geometric structures and loop variables in (2+1)Dimensional gravity,
by Steven Carlip (also available as grqc/9309020).

From ChernSimons to WZW via path integrals, by Dana S. Fine.

Topological field theory as the key to quantum gravity, by Louis Crane
(also available as hepth/9308126).

Strings, loops, knots and gauge gields, by John Baez (also
available as hepth/9309067.

BF Theories and 2knots, by Paolo CottaRamusino and Maurizio Martellini.

Knotted surfaces, braid movies, and beyond, by J. Scott Carter and
Masahico Saito.
I edited this book, and it was published by Oxford University
Press in 1994. Unfortunately this book is now out of print.
Fortunately I have the rights to this book, so you can get it
for free in Postscript form simply by
clicking here. Unfortunately, the book
in its present form is missing the title page and all the figures.
Fortunately, I may get around to fixing some of that. Unfortunately,
it won't happen right away. Also, I should warn you that the book
is 229 pages long: your printer may not like such a large file
(though 1.4 megabytes doesn't seem so large anymore).
© 2003 John Baez
baez@math.removethis.ucr.andthis.edu