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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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