by Hans-Joachim Uhlemann, translated by historian Mike Clarke. Hardback edition
A complete record of boat lifts and inclined planes from 1700 BC to the present day. Over 120 photos, mainly in colour, with many drawings and maps. Published in 2002 as an initiative of Internat Ltd, associated with Inland Waterways International.
The subject of lifts and inclines overcoming substantial differences in level is of increasing importance today, with the recent opening of the Three Gorges Lift on the Yangtze River in China (135m) and planning for a 90m high lift on the Elbe branch of the Danube-Oder-Elbe Water Corridor, while a dozen other dams in China have also been developed with lifts or inclines or both.