Articles
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 Martin Bridson and Karen Vogtmann, Automorphism
groups of free groups, surface groups and free abelian groups
arXiv:math.GR/0507612 [an excellent survey article]
 Karen Vogtmann,
Automorphisms of Free Groups and Outer Space Geometriae Dedicata
(2002) pp. 131.
[an earlier survey article; also good]
 Richard Stong Diskbusting
elements of the free group Math. Res. Letters (1997)
pp. 201210.
[an elegant proof that the Nielsen/Whitehead automorphisms generate]
 Steve Gersten, A presentation for the special automorphism group
of a free group, J. Pure and Appl. Alg. (1984) pp. 269279.
[a nice
presentation for the subgroup of special automorphisms]
 Marc Culler and Karen Vogtmann, Moduli
of graphs and automorphisms of free groups, Inven. Math. (1986)
pp. 91119.
[the original outer space article]
 Vincent Guirardel and Gilbert Levitt, The outer space
of a free product
 Mladen Bestvina, Real trees in topology, geometry, and group theory
