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By Arthur W. J. G. Ord-Hume

An illustrated assessment of perpetualmotion machines and their inventors. The deceptively sure bet of creating a mechanism which might flip without end has involved many recognized males and physicists through the centuries. in reality, the elemental tenets of engineering grew from the mess ups of those perpetual movement laptop designers. And, regardless of the naivete or even the blatant trickery of many inventors, there nonetheless exist a handful of mechanisms which defy clarification: * an enormous canvascovered wheel which became on its own used to be erected within the Tower of London * one other wheel grew to become ceaselessly in Germany and used to be mentioned through philosophers and scientists all through Europe, together with Sir Isaac Newton

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