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Ernest Rutherford
Kevin Boon

Nelson Price Milburn (Wellington) 1991
ISBN 1-86955-067-6
16 pages. Soft Cover.
7 black/white plates

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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.

Errors Noted.
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.

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