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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
3189 Alpine Technique Gross, Arnold Ski Chart: Concentrated Ski Technique Illustrated In Colors. Boston: Open Road, 1937
3315 Alpine Technique Day, Frank If You Can Walk You Can Ski New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1962 128 p. illus.
3442 Alpine Technique Alpine Skiing London:Training and Education Associates, 1976 [4] 62 p. illus
3568 Alpine Technique Foster, Ellen Post Alpine Skills Achievement Manual South Hero, VT: Schonberger Foundation, 1993 66 p.
3693 Alpine Video Aetna Life & Casualty Flight Without Wings Indianapolis, IN:Video Service Center, Indiana State 1982 VHS27 min
3819 Alpine Video Stump, Greg The Good, The Rad, And The Gnarly Australia:Hoyts Polygram Video, 1987 VHS64 min.
3946 Alpine Video Sharpe Travel Service Ten Hottest Ski Vacations San Diego, CA: Sharpe Travel Service, 1990 VHS59 min.
4072 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Black Diamond Rush Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1994 VHS93 min
4198 Alpine Video New England Ski Museum America's World Championship Medal Moments Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1998 VHS50 min.
4321 Alpine Wit & Humor Kampen, Irene Last Year At Sugarbush New York: W.W. Norton, 1966 158 p. illus.
1140 Alpine Ability Testing Gregory, William Bres The Development Of A Skill Achievement Test For Beginning College Station, TX:Author, 1977 127 lvs. illus
1264 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain: Part II New York:Warner Books, 1978 270 p. illus
1388 Alpine Conditioning Morris, Margaret Ski-ing Exercises London: Metheun, 1934 60 p.illus.
1514 Alpine Film Ruggles, Wesley.director & producer I Met Him In Paris Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures, 1937 86 min
1641 Alpine Film Jay, John Olympic Victory Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1952 16 mm
1767 Alpine Film Many Moods Of Skiing New York: Castle Films, 1963 super 8 mm. 12
1894 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Performers Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1971 16 mm. 26 min.
2020 Alpine Film Austria, A Skier's Paradise 1979 16 mm.30 min
2151 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl Day, Greg Australian Grass Ski-ing Richmond, S.A.: Australia: Raphael Arts, 1979 52 p. illus
2278 Alpine Guide Rand, Abby Ski North America: Your Guide To The Top 28 Resorts Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1969 ix, 278 p. illus

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