This page used to include various reviews on database books I have
used over the years. As I have recently completed co-authoring a
book on database theory myself (contributing, amongst other things,
a chapter on LEAP), it is perhaps now unfair to cast my opinions
on these books to the world. I have therefore removed my reviews,
and now include only links to books that may be of interest. Amazon
links are included, and most books will include unbiased reviews
and Practice of Relational Databases", 2nd Edition, by Stefan
Stanczyk, Bob Champion and Richard Leyton, Softback
ISBN: 0415247020, Hardback
ISBN: 0415247012, Taylor and Francis, 2001.
study of relational databases is a core component of virtually every
undergraduate computer science degree course. This textbook aims
to present a comprehensive explanation of the process of development
of database application systems within the framework of a set processing
first edition of Theory and Practice of Relational Databases provided
a comprehensive introductory text to the process of developing database
applications. This new and substantially revised edition follows
the same tutorial-style format. It is rich with examples, questions
and worked problems. It starts with data modelling and progresses
through the fundamental concepts of relational databases, normalisation
and relational algebra. A comprehensive description of the database
language SQL is included. Supported by numerous illustrations, this
section leads us through the algebraic operations and optimisations
that lead to proficiency in SQL programming.
object-orientation paradigm has been steadily attracting database
researchers and application developers. This edition covers the
modeling techniques, structural properties and programming principles
of the paradigm as they apply to databases.
book culminates in a detailed case study which brings together the
examples and principles as a whole. An associated website contains
an open-source and freely available database management system and
provides additional information and links to further reading.
and Practice of Relational Databases is an essential text for undergraduate
and postgraduate students in the computer sciences, database practitioners
and anyone with an interest in database development.
the Softback Edition.
the Hardback Edition.
"An introduction to Database Systems" (6th Edition), Addison-Wesley,
1995, ISBN 0-201-82458-2
in Database Systems (Joe Hellerstein, Michael Stonebraker) -
Possibly a more up to date version?
also the references
section of theorypractice.org for referenced books and texts
on database theory.