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"This very well written book is densely packed with information."

"I am not aware of any other book that covers the treatment of eclipses in early astronomy in anything like the breadth of culture and geography, the depth of mathematical astronomy, the scholarly analysis, and the general accessibility that we find in this book."

"The book is splendid. It is a sophisticated scholarly work with important broader theses... Chasing Shadows will be a first contact for scholars on the history of eclipse theory for many years to come."

"The book sets a high standard for scholarship, and is written in compelling prose. It will be the standard reference for the history of eclipses."

"A substantial contribution to the history of ancient astronomy. It is especially significant because of the cultures discussed and in particular its treatment of Indian astronomy."

Chasing Shadows
Mathematics, Astronomy, and the Early History of Eclipse Reckoning
Publication Date: 15 May 2011
Status: Available
Trim Size: 6.125" x 9.25"
Page Count: 424 pages
Illustrations: 6 halftones, 51 line drawings
ISBN: 9780801899102