Thanks for the error pickup. Once the description is entered into the database of Books In Print, it is propagated worldwide. If I delete that one word in the description, then the book will no longer be available worldwide, until I purchase another copy of the book, wait for it to be shipped and arrive, then approve the changes. (On one of my books, the database left out my middle initials from the "author's name" field, so it never appears in books by the same author. To fix it, I have to assign a new ISBN. Lots of really dumb quirks in the system.)
What I usually do for errors that are not truly awful is to maintain a list of them (e.g. typo, funky font error, plain old mistake), then update them all at once.
EDIT: Oh! Welcome to the forum. (No ISBNs were harmed in the making of this edit.)