Another great O'Reilly book,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: MySQL & mSQL (Classique Us) (Taschenbuch)
This is an excellent book for MySQL/mSQL novices. It takes the reader through database fundamentals through to installing and managing a working MySQL or mSQL database. SQL is described well enough that a complete newcomer to the language could pick it up easily.
On the downside, database programming coverage isn't brilliant (the PHP coverage is particularly poor), and there's practically no mention of ODBC which I was disappointed to find.