Designed for students learning databases for the first time, Database Systems: An Application Oriented Approach, Brief Version, Second Edition presents the principles underlying the design and implementation of databases and database applications. This version of the book is ideal for a one-semester course in databases and contains additional material that allows the instructor to enrich the course in various directions depending upon their preference. The book consists of 12 core chapters plus additional chapters on transaction processing, software engineering issues, object-oriented databases and XML and Web Data. Chapters on using SQL in an application and software engineering recognize the growing importance of application development in building database systems. The authors have also written a complete version that includse the core chapters, advanced topics, and extensive coverage of transaction processing. This title could be used in an introductory course, an advanced database course, a transaction processing course, and a course on electronic commerce. For more information and to view a complete Table of Contents, visit our catalog page at http://www.aw-bc.com/productpage?ISBN=0321268458Lewis, Philip M. is the author of 'Database Systems An Application-Oriented Approach Introductory Version', published 2004 under ISBN 9780321228383 and ISBN 0321228383.