There are better choices,
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This review is from: PHP 5: Your visual blueprint for creating open source, server-side content (Paperback)IMO, the format of this edition is not suitable for this language. Most people learning PHP don't need instructions how to type characters, they are not retarded.
I found the same book format quite suitable for HTML and CSS, for example, or anything that has to do with visual design. But not for a programming language.