"Steve Ruskin has achieved the history of astronomy equivalent of squaring the circle; he has written a popular history of astronomy book that is informative, enlightening, entertaining and at the same time both historically and scientifically accurate."
"This page-turning history of astronomy in the Wild West not only documents scientists understanding an elusive eclipse, but tells the tale of how astronomy itself began to change and provides glimpses of the west as it was. Loved it ... literally couldn't put it down until I finished!"
-David Lee Summers, Kitt Peak National Observatory, Author of The Astronomer's Crypt
"Loved it! A fun and engaging glimpse into an important era for the science of astronomy. As an astronomer I feel a greater connection to my roots and am even more excited about 2017's Great American Eclipse."
-Dimitri Klebe, PhD (Astrophysics); Founder, Pikes Peak Observatory; Co-Founder, Solmirus Corporation
"A unique history of a once-in-a-lifetime experience at high altitude. Ruskin paints a vivid picture of nineteenth-century astronomers whose initial exploits into the Rocky Mountains continue to impact modern astronomy."
"This unique history succeeds in placing its readers in the time of an early American eclipse. Readers, be they professional or of the general public, should enjoy the experience and better anticipate any such upcoming events. A fun read!"
-Stella Cottam, PhD, Author of Eclipses, Transits, and Comets of the Nineteenth Century: How America's Perception of the Skies Changed