Publisher: O'Reilly, 2007, 571 pages
What will you learn from this book?
In today's world, data is power, but the real secret to success is having power over your data. Head First SQL take you to the heart of the SQL language, from basic syntax queries using INSERT and SELECT to hard core database manipulation with subqueries, joins and transactions. By the time you finish reading, you will not only understand effective and efficient database design and creation, you'll be querying, normalizing and joining data like a pro. And you'll be a true master of your data.
A decent take on teaching SQL to dummies. The only irritating thing (except the extreme verbosity, that is) is the focus on MySQL and its quirks, as it degrades from the experience.
To sum it up, this is more a Absolute Dummies book than the books labelled as such.