ASIN numbers are Amazon's internal id numbers. I looked on Amazon for "time life cooking of the middle east" and came up with 4 different offerings with 3 different names (!) but they are all the same Time Life book. What happens when you sell on Amazon is that if you list the book slightly differently, Amazon will give it a separate listing and a separate ASIN. This can cause confusion for book buyers and sellers and is a constant complaint among careful booksellers who have to compete against folks who can't be bothered to be accurate when listing a book.
Okay can someone explain the discrepancy?
On the Wiki page for Foods of the World they list two different Middle Eastern cookbooks
Cooking of the Middle East
They have separate ASIN numbers too
Is this just accounting for the fact that it is a 2 book set?
Here's the Amazon search: http://www.amazon.co...the middle east