Pittsburgh, PA: Pittsburgh University Press, 1985.
Hardcover. Near Fine in a fine dust jacket. xviii, 462 pp, with bibliography, index. Name written on front pastedown; else fine, in fine dust jacket. From the dust jacket: "The Dispute of the New World was an account of Europe's intellectual discovery of America and the great eighteenth-century debate over the physical nature of the new continent and its inhabitants. In Nature in the New World, Gerbi analyzes the sources of that debate: the reports of the first Europeans to see American. The notes, letters, and accounts of these travelers provided the basis for the images which were then created in the European imagination of the flora and fauna, and, not least, the undeniably human creatures found in this strange land."