Water Fountains with Special Effects
Although they were likely invented just to deliver water, fountains became much more than reservoirs early in human history
Water fountains have been used for thousands of years for climate
control, beautification, entertainment and their relaxing effect.
The author, a professor of mechanical engineering, presents a
selection of his favorite fountains, which he finds notable for
being surprising or for their novel special effects. From Hero's
1st-century singing bird fountain to the Fountains of Bellagio to
the author's own fountain display "AS," the initials of
American Scientist, it's a fascinating tour, complete
with the engineer's perspective.
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