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Water Fountains with Special Effects

Although they were likely invented just to deliver water, fountains became much more than reservoirs early in human history

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I have also done some experimentation...Click to Enlarge Image

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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