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
2507 Alpine Guide Gill, Chris. editor Where To Ski And Snowboard London:Boxtree, 1995 520 p.
2634 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark. editor The Complete Skiing Handbook London;Dunitz, 1981 240 p. illus
2759 Alpine Mountaineering Fedden, Henry R. Alpine Ski Tour: An Account Of The High Level Route New York: New Directions, 1956 93 p. illus.
2881 Alpine Physiology Audet, D. Metabolic Cost Of Downhill Ski Ergometry In Males LaCrosse, WI:Author, 1994
3006 Alpine Racing Evans, Walt. editor Alpine Junior Handbook 1990 Park City, UT:USSA, 1989 144 p. illus.
3133 Alpine Technique Dahinden, Josef The Art Of Ski-ing London:Faber & Gwyer, 1928 218 p. illus. diagrs.
3260 Alpine Technique Clifford, Harvey Rhythm On Skis Wellington, N.Z.: A.H. & A.W. Read, 1953 46 p. illus.
3386 Alpine Technique Ski Club of Great Britain Ski-ing London:Educational Productions, 1970 36 p. illus
3513 Alpine Technique Cub Scouts Sports:Skiing Irving, TX:Boy Scouts of Ameirca, 1985 48 p. illus.
3637 Alpine Video Summit Films Ski The Outer Limits New York:Time-Life Video, 1970 U-Matic, 28 min.
3764 Alpine Video Cascade Mountain Music Wickline's World Of White Torrance, CA: Cascade Mountain Music, 1986 VHS25 min
3890 Alpine Video Heckelman, Martin Ski Tips II Massapequa, NY:Martin Heckelman & Co., 1989 VHS63 min.
4017 Alpine Video The Best Of Steamboat Springs Miami, FL: World Video Projects, Inc., 1992 VHS42 min.
4142 Alpine Video Stuart, Bill Colorado Getaways Denver, CO:KCNC-TV, 1996 VHS108 min.
4269 Alpine Video Loevy, Robert D. Ski Train To Winter Park Colorado Springs, CO:Action Train Videos, 2001 VHS58 min.
1219 Alpine Autobiography Macomber, George Plunging In:Memoirs Unlimited Beverley, MA: 1997 328 p.
1342 Alpine Children Claridge, Marit Skiing: From Beginner To Expert EDC, 1987 64 p. illus.
1467 Alpine Equipment 1983 Buyer's Guide New York;Ski, 1982 170 p. illus.
1593 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Wooden Wings Stowe, VT:Victory Coty, 1948?
1720 Alpine Film Pathe News Ski Devils Pathe News: Distributed by Reel Images, 1958 10 min