Please note: I also reviewed a newer edition of this book.
I've been using phpMyAdmin since... Hmmm... Well... The times before I used to code in PHP. So when offered to review Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 by Marc Deslisle, I didn't expected to learn anything new, but I was bwrong.
The book is full of information for all kinds of users from beginner to professional. I only gallopped through the first chapters covering setup, basic usage etc. while luckily not covering basic SQL topics, so if you are new to phpMyAdmin and know basic SQL, this book may be the right one for you. Since phpMyAdmin has evolved in the last years and is still evolving, also the experienced user may find something new here.
About one third of the 326 pages cover advanced topics like the SQL validator, advanced bookmarking or the database documentation generator Although I've been using phpMyAdmin for years now, some of the covered topics were new to me and my fellow reviewers.
If you are new to phpMyAdmin, you should buy this book. Even if you are using phpMyAdmin since some years, you may find Mastering phpMyAdmin useful.