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.(John Steele, Brown University)
This very well written book is densely packed with information.(John Silvester Spaceflight)
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.(Dennis Duke Journal for the History of Astronomy)
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.(Glen Van Brummelen Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science)
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.(John McCleary MAA Reviews)
About the Author
Clemency Montelle is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Canterbury.