Core PHP Programming: Using PHP to Build Dynamic Web Sites
by Leon Atkinson

More of a reference book ... and a mediocre one - Don't expect to learn much from this book. The tutorial is mediocre and so is the reference. This book could've fit in about 100 pages or so as it seems the font spacing was raised too high. There's a lot of wasted space on the paper... but the cover is really neat...

Yeah, I have the Second Edition of this book, and you're right. It could have definetely been done in about 100 pages.

If you're trying to learn PHP, don't go for this book.