Of course I have a bias towards O'Reilly books. While I don't know if I'd call it an advanced book, precisely, one that I find especially useful is: SQL in a Nutshell
Two others that get into theory and are well written: Database in Depth by C.J. Date which gets into the fundamentals of what "relational" is and The Art of SQL by Stephane Faroult which approaches controlling your data strategically. Very cool.
I picked up a book that I'm really enjoying the other day, PHP and MySQL Web Development by Welling and Thomson. It's a great guide to actually using that SQL you just learned with PHP. Goes from simple to fairly complicated. It's a bit thick and dense, but if you are willing to work at it, I think it's worth the effort.
Lynn Beighley<br />Author, Head First SQL
Joined: Feb 25, 2006
Books that explain how to use SQL with other programming languages like Java, .NET, PHP, etc are indeed useful. Thank you for recommending the PHP one.
I have read "An Introduction to Database Systems" by C.J Date and I enjoy his writing style. The "Database in depth" book that you mentioned probably covers more advanced topics and/or goes more into depth with the fundamental ones like you mentioned.