bibliography for algebraic geometry
References for Algebraic Geometry, MSC 14  XX
The following are excellent sources for the indicated areas in Algebraic Geometry^{}.
Foundations, MSC 14A

1.
Robin Hartshorne, Algebraic Geometry, SpringerVerlag Graduate Texts in Mathematics 52, 1977.
An excellent introduction and basic reference text to the subject; discusses varieties^{} primarily as background for the theory of schemes, which is developed in detail and used throughout the bulk of the book. Does not strive for the utmost generality, generally assuming schemes are noetherian^{} and emphasizing algebraically closed fields (of arbitrary characteristic^{}). Discusses sheaf cohomology, formal schemes, Serre duality and other topics in broad generality. Includes chapters on curves, surfaces, intersection theory, transcendental methods and the Weil conjectures^{}.

2.
David Mumford, The Red Book of Varieties and Schemes, Lecture Notes in Mathematics 1358, Springer, New York.
A highly readable introduction to the subject. Originally a muchphotocopied set of course notes (bound in red), the style is informal but extremely clear. Discusses varieties and introduces schemes; discusses flat end étale maps and their usefulness.

3.
Alexander Grothendieck and J. Dieudonné.: 1960, Eléments de geometrie algébrique., Publ. Inst. des Hautes Etudes de Science, 4.

4.
Alexander Grothendieck. Séminaires en Géometrie Algèbrique 4, Tome 1, Exposé 1 (or the Appendix to Exposée 1, by ‘N. Bourbaki’ for more detail and a large number of results. AG4 is http://modular.fas.harvard.edu/sga/sga/pdf/index.htmlfreely available in French; also available here is an extensive http://planetmath.org/?op=getobj&from=books&id=158Abstract in English.

5.
Alexander Grothendieck. 1962. SÃÂ©minaires en GÃÂ©omÃÂ©trie AlgÃÂ©brique du BoisMarie, Vol. 2  Cohomologie Locale des Faisceaux CohÃÂ¨rents et ThÃÂ©orÃÂ¨mes de Lefschetz Locaux et Globaux. , pp.287. (with an additional contributed exposé by Mme. Michele Raynaud)., http://modular.fas.harvard.edu/sga/sga/2/index.htmlTypewritten manuscript available in French; http://planetmath.org/?op=getobj&from=books&id=78see also a brief summary in English
In French, with a few abstracts available in English (v. above two refs). The four volumes of this text are a very important reference for questions in basic algebraic geometry. Developing the theory of schemes in the utmost generality, this book may be difficult to read in some places but it is extremely thorough. Available http://www.numdam.org/numdambin/recherche?au=Grothendieck&format=shorton the web.

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Alexander Grothendieck, 1984. “Esquisse d’un Programme”, (1984 manuscript), finally published in “Geometric Galois Actions”, L. Schneps, P. Lochak, eds., London Math. Soc. Lecture Notes 242, Cambridge University Press, 1997, pp.548; English transl., ibid., pp. 243283. MR 99c:14034 .

7.
Qing Liu, Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Curves, Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics 6, 2002.
Liu’s book, which spends 300 pages on schemes before delving into the geometry (and later arithmetic) of arithmetic surfaces, is the second most exhaustive reference on scheme theory in this list (the first being EGA). While covering essentially the same ground as Hartshorne in the theory of schemes (with the major exception that Serre duality is approached via Grothendieck duality, which is left unproven), Liu’s book is less terse and includes many more number theoretically interesting examples (such as a detailed treatment of the Frobenius morphism) and, as such, does not emphasize algebraically closed fields.

8.
Igor Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry 1: Varieties in Projective Space^{}, Second Revised and Expanded Edition. SpringerVerlag.
This is the first of two volumes on basic algebraic geometry. This volume deals with quasiprojective varieties, local notions and properties, divisors^{} and differential forms, and basic intersection theory. The style is very readable and most results are proved. This volume and the second supplement Hartshorne’s book well.

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Igor Shafarevich, Basic Algebraic Geometry 2: Schemes and Complex Manifolds, Second Revised and Expanded Edition. SpringerVerlag.
This volume deals with scheme theory, varieties as schemes, varieties and schemes over the complex numbers, and complex manifolds.
Curves, MSC 14H
Elliptic Curves, MSC 14H52

1.
James Milne, Elliptic Curves^{}, online course notes. http://www.jmilne.org/math/CourseNotes/math679.htmlAvailable at his website.

2.
Joseph H. Silverman, The Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves. SpringerVerlag, New York, 1986.

3.
Joseph H. Silverman, Advanced Topics in the Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves. SpringerVerlag, New York, 1994.

4.
Goro Shimura, Introduction to the Arithmetic Theory of Automorphic Functions. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1971.
Abelian Varieties and Schemes, MSC 14K

1.
David Mumford, Abelian Varieties^{}, Oxford University Press, London, 1970.
This book is the canonical reference on the subject. It is written in the language of modern algebraic geometry, and provides a thorough grounding in the theory of abelian varieties. It covers the basic analytic theory of abelian varieties over $\u2102$, computing cohomology groups^{} and proving various theorems. It then addresses the algebraic theory of abelian varieties, using only the theory of varieties, working towards proving the same results. In the third chapter, it applies the theory of schemes, developing some of the theory of group schemes (not necessarily commutative^{}) but focusing on abelian varieties (rather than abelian schemes). Finally, the last chapter addresses issues combining the three previous chapters. As usual, Mumford’s writing is clear and precise.
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