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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (Jan. 4 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 013610827X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136108276
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 26.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #932,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not a textbook Nov. 5 2013
By Mac & Car White - Published on
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This book is being used as a textbook in my "Intro to Databases" course. This book should not be considered a textbook, it is merely a story of a student who had taken the intro to databases course and is now trying to remember how to create a database for her school tutoring system... this book is very frustrating if your intention is to learn more about databases.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Awful book! Nov. 23 2013
By Phil - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is terrible for learning SQL. It is very vague and has little to no instructions for actually learning how to use SQL. If you want to learn to create a basic database it is ok at best. Do not buy this book and expect to learn and understand SQL.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Pretty poor book for a college course Sept. 15 2013
By Mat Frost - Published on
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I am currently working towards getting a second degree, which I believe gives me the ability to spot a decent text book, and this book is pretty poor in my opinion. There isn't nearly as much information as there is some bad story about a girl trying to make a database. Honestly I wish there was more information and less trying to write a story because the book would be cut in half, and only focus on the data that I care about. It is a pain to navigate through the poorly written story of Sharon who is trying to make a tutoring database. Besides this, the questions and vocabulary sections are annoying to attempt to work through. All the vocab is in the margins of the chapters which makes it easy to just find a short description, but they don't bother bolding the keywords in the text so you can get a better definition of the concepts. Often the questions or "Practices" are lacking in actual instruction and are more annoying that useful.

Please, if you are a professor teaching a database course, do not make your students read this.
This book is one of the worst textbooks I've ever used Oct. 22 2015
By Austen - Published on
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This book is one of the worst textbooks I've ever used. The idea of using a narrative to convey information seems like a good one but makes it difficult to find the information you need. Additionally, this book looks like it was made using Microsoft Word, including default Word headings, which makes it look cheap.
This book is not the book to learn data base ... Sept. 29 2015
By bz - Published on
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This book is not the book to learn data base design from. There is so much filler with the story line that is confuses the facts. You can tell that it was written my an English/Literature professor who did went into information technology because there were no other jobs. Don't purchase this unless you have to....