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There are quite a few versions of that book on amazon, all with different ISBNs but nothing like the one you have on your copy. Did you buy the book abroad, or is it a book club edition? That would possibly explain it.
I have searched for ISBNs on amazon before and not always got the result I was expecting, so there could be some human error there. On their part, of course, not mine! I always double-check!!! ;o)
The ISBN on the back isn't an ISBN. The first digit is the country originator, and 9 is not used. See: http://www.isbn-international.org/en/identifiers/allidentifiers.html and : http://www.isbn-international.org/en/agencies/unitking.html for the numbers used.
Could possibly a self published title that carries that number as the item number is the 3rd set of digits.
Thanks everyone. I'm sure it is meant to be an ISBN, since it says ISBN in front of the number. But the ISBN inside is different. (Both are 10 digits though).
Maybe it is an import or a book club version.
mycatis - I apologise profusely - I appreciate your pedantry - that kind of thing annoys me too. It even has a name - RAS Syndrome (stands for Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome...!) look here!