Nelson Price Milburn
16 pages. Soft Cover.
7 black/white plates
Out of Print
My Comments on This Book
This book is one of a series on People in New Zealand History, all of which are written by
Kevin Boon, a primary school principal, for use in primary schools. Others in the series
include Jean Batten, Edmund Hillary, Katherine Mansfield, Guide Rangi and Inia Te Wiata.
Being for primary
schools there are few words in this book. A full page photo on the right hand page is
faced by less then a page of text. There is enough information that the full page could
have been used for text. For example, for a book for New Zealand schools it is surprising
there is no statement that he did any research in New Zealand. I was sent a copy in the
final proofing stage so was able to correct those mistakes that are gleaned from secondary
sources but couldn't suggest any additions.
This looks a nice
series of useful books.
p5 Rutherford didn't go directly into the 5th form at Nelson College because of his exam
marks but because he was 15 years old.
p10 second last line. I would change "struck" with "must have come very
close to" .
p12 Chadwick didn't work on the proton accelerator.
Not known at this