Henry Yaple's Ski Bibliography

Henry M. Yaple, the chief librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., spent 11 years assembling a massive bibliography of skiing. The goal was to list every book, dissertation, film video and piece of software published on skiing, in English, between 1890 and 2002.

The resulting two-volume work, comprising 732 pages, was published by ISHA in 2004. It lists more than 7,000 items.

How to Use Ski Bibliography

Information in Ski Bibliography can be found through multiple access points.

SUBJECT INDEX: There are three subject indices: NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED. These indices are located in Volume I, xxiv-xxvi and Volume II, xxxi respectively. Citations in the NORDIC Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is not fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the ALPINE Index are concerned with skis and skiing where the skier's heel is fixed or attached to the ski. Citations in the COMBINED Index concentrate primarily upon the business or industry of skiing, and may apply either to nordic skiing, alpine skiing or both.

The various sub-categories of the NORDIC, ALPINE and COMBINED indices are derived from the subject matter of the actual works listed. For example, there are works listed under NORDIC/Trails, ALPINE/Lifts, and COMBINED/Market Research.

The entries or citations in Ski Bibliography are numbered consecutively so that each entry has its own discrete or unique number. The numerical range of items are listed for each sub-category in the respective subject indices. For example, NORDIC/Autobiographies covers items 2 through 15. ALPINE/Film covers items 1487 through 2123, and COMBINED/Fiction covers items 4937 through 5166.

NORDIC Bibliography section contains all entries on nordic skiing from item 1 to 1137 in Volume I.

ALPINE Bibliography section contains all entries on alpine skiing from items 1138 to 4372 in Volume I.

COMBINED Bibliography section contains all entries from items 4373 to 7183 in Volume II.

Within the NORDIC, ALPINE, and COMBINED bibliography sections respectively, the subject sub-categories are arranged alphabetically, and the within each sub-category the entries are arranged chronologically by publishing or release date. Within each year, the entries are arranged alphabetically by author or by title if an author is lacking.

SERIALS Bibliography section is arranged alphabetically by title. This section of the bibliography contains entries from items 7,184 to 7,617 in Volume II.

AUTHOR Index contains a list of all authors, editors, illustrators, photographers, producers, directors, writers included in the bibliography. It is arranged alphabetically, and each name carries the number(s) of the citation(s) in the bibliography to which it refers.

TITLE Index contains a list of all titles included in the bibliography. It is arranged alpha-betically, and each title carries the number(s) of the citation(s) to which it refers in the bibliography.

e Primary Ksort descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3566 Alpine Technique Twardokens, George Universal Ski Techniques:Principles And Practices Reno, NV: Surprisingly Well Press, 1992 275 p. illus
3691 Alpine Video Ohtaki, Masaru White Music: A Sound And Image Ski Fantasy Tokyo, Japan: Eizo-Tokyo Eizosha Co; Distributed b 1981 l videodisc60 m
3817 Alpine Video Skoog, Gordy Downhill Skiing Basics Redondo Beach, CA:Morris Video, 1987 VHS45 min
3944 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Return To The Snow Zone Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1990 VHS65 min.
4070 Alpine Video Jay, John Winter Magic Around The World Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1994 VHS80 min
4196 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Freeriders Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1998 VHS 96 min
4319 Alpine Wit & Humor Nitka, Louis Ski With Nitka London: 1964
1233 Alpine Biography Davis, F.B. A Memorial To "Snow-shoe"Thompson, Hero Of The Sierras Los Angeles, CA: 1926 14 p. illus.
1358 Alpine Children Bailey, Donna Skiing Austin, TX: Steck-Vaughn, 1991 32 p. illus.
1482 Alpine Equipment Flaharty, James P. Flexural Rigidity (EI) Profile Measurement For Snow Skis And Seattle, WA:Author, 1995 x, 139 lvs. illus
1609 Alpine Film Thorner, Hans White Rhapsody 1949? 16 mm. 10 min.
1735 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Skiing Towards The Olympics San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1960? 38 min.
1862 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Sideslipping--Uphill Turns Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm .4 min
1988 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Sports Of Balance Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1977 16 mm. 26 min
2115 Alpine Film Stump, Greg Fistful Of Moguls Greg Stump Productions, 1999
2149 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl Kent, Bill Better Skiing London:Kay & Ward, 1976 96 p. illus
2276 Alpine Guide Adamec, Vladimir A Guide To The High Tatras: 30 Maps Of Tatra Valleys Bratislava:Sport, 1969 230 p. illus. maps
2402 Alpine Guide Friedland, Lois Frommer's Dollarwise Guide To Skiing USA--West New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1988 323 p. maps
2529 Alpine Guide Phillips, John Mid-Atlantic Winter Sports Guide: The Complete Guide To Do Springfield, VA:Beachway Press, 1997 xi, 272 p. illus. m
2655 Alpine Handbook Walter, Claire The Complete Idiot's Guide To Skiing New York:Alpha Books, 1997 xvi, 272 p. illus