Work and Machines

Painters

Francis Picabia - http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/picabia_francis.html
Check out the links on this page to find examples of this artist's work and biographical information.

Olga's Gallery - Francis Picabia - http://www.abcgallery.com/P/picabia/picabia.html
This page has a biography and examples of his work.

Fernand Leger - http://www.dropbears.com/a/art/biography/Fernand_Leger.html
This site offers links to biographical information and examples of the artist's work.

Fernand Leger - http://www.artchive.com/artchive/L/leger.html#images
On this site you will find a brief biography with links to examples of his work.

Perpetual Motion Machines

The Museum of Unworkable Devices - http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/unwork.htm
Examples and a definition of perpetual motion can be found at this site.

Wikipedia - Perpetual Motion - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motion
On this website you will find a definition and examples of perpetual motion machines.

Perpetual Futility - http://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/museum/people/people.htm
A history of perpetual motion and examples of people's attempts to create a perpetual motion machine.

Eric's History of Perpetual Motion and Free Energy Machines - http://www.phact.org/e/dennis4.html
Links to information on the many attempts to create a perpetual motion or free energy machine are available on this page.

Scientists

Archimedes - http://www.mcs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html
Timeline and other information about Archimedes and his work. Archimedes - http://web01.shu.edu/projects/reals/history/archimed.html
This page offers a biography of Archimedes.

Archimedes - http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Archimedes.html
On this site you will find a detailed biography of Archimedes and his contributions.

Alexander Calder - http://www.kinderart.com/artists/calder.htm
A very brief biography of Alexander Calder.

Alexander Calder - http://www.bookrags.com/biography/alexander-calder/
A biography on Calder and his contributions.

The Amazing Rube Goldberg - http://www.mousetrapcontraptions.com/
A brief biography of Rube Goldberg with a link to examples of his cartoons is available on this page.

Wikipedia - Rube Goldberg - Higher Reading Level - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rube_Goldberg
A biography of Rube Goldberg with links to information about his cartoons.

Rude Goldberg - Higher Reading Level-http://www.tqnyc.org/NYC040625/biography.htm
This site provides his biography and explains his impact on our world.

All Biographies - James Prescott Joule- http://all-biographies.com/scientists/james_prescott_joule.htm
This page offers a biography of James Prescott Joule.

Super Scientists - James Joule - http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/joule.html
A very brief biography with links below it that lead to a lot of information on this man and his work.

Wikipedia-James Prescott Joule - Higher Reading Level -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Joule
An article on James Prescott Joule's life and work is available on this page.

Water Wheels

History of Water Machines - http://www.hp-gramatke.net/history/english/page0600.htm
This is a good place to find information on the history of the overshot waterwheel.

Wikipedia- Water Wheel - Higher Reading Level - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_wheel
An extensive article on water wheels and their uses.

Water wheels - http://www.waterhistory.org/histories/waterwheels/
This site has information on undershot and overshot water wheels.

Lester Allan Pelton - Hydroelectricity - http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_lester_pelton.htm
A detailed description of the Pelton water wheel and its inventor.

Pelton Turbine - http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/P/AE_Pelton_turbine.html
A brief description of the Pelton turbine otherwise know as the Pelton water wheel.

The Francis Turbine - http://www.waterwheelfactory.com/francis.htm
A description of the turbine is available on this page.

Wikipedia - The Francis Turbine - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_turbine
Good illustrations and facts on the turbine's history and how it works.

Water History - http://www.waterhistory.org/histories/waterwheels/waterwheels.pdf
A very nice pdf document on water wheels.

Waterwheels and Mills - http://www.angelfire.com/journal/millrestoration/links.html#anchor211042
A brief history of waterwheels describing different types of waterwheels and how they worked.