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
1242 Alpine Biography Stoutenburg, Adrien Snowshoe Thompson Eau Claire, WI:E.M. Hale, 1962 vii, 215 p. illus.
1368 Alpine Children Trayfoot, Helen Head Shoulders Skis And Toes Edinburgh:J. Arnold, 1994 59 p. illus
1492 Alpine Film Fanck, Arnold Fox Chase In The Engadine 1923
1619 Alpine Film Film Bureau of the Province of Quebec Ski In Quebec Montreal, PQ, Canada: Film Bureau of The Province 1950 16 mm 20 min
1745 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Up And Down The Mountain Ottawa, Canada: National Film Board of Canada, 1961 16 mm. 8 min.
1872 Alpine Film Learn To Ski 1969 16 mm.14 min
1998 Alpine Film Henry Phipps Goes Skiing Films, Inc., 1977 16 mm.52 min
Alpine Film Sheridan, Matt. Producer & director Person As Projectile 2005 4 min.
2248 Alpine Guide USDA. Forest Service, Northern Region Ski Guide Missoula, MT: USDA Forest Service, 1963 29 p. illus.
2375 Alpine Guide Barry, Margaret Ski Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Lone Pine Publishers, 1985 239 p.
2501 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Skiing America '95 Hamstead, NH: World Leisure Corp., 1994 470 p. illus.
2628 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark. editor The Complete Skiing Handbook London: Martin Dunitz 1979 240 p. illus
2753 Alpine Mountaineering Firsoff, V.A. The Cairngorms On Foot And Ski London: Robert Hale, 1949 279 p. illus.
2875 Alpine Physiology Karvonen, Juha Evaluation Of Physical Performance Capacity And Training In Kuopio, Finland:Dept. of Phyu;siology, Univ. of Kuo 1986 114 p. illus.
3001 Alpine Racing Lang, Serge 21 Years Of World Cup Ski Racing London: James Wotton, Graham Davis, 1986 185 p. illus
3128 Alpine Technique Furse, Dame Katherine The Great Game London:R.W. Forsythe, 1926? 30 p. illus.
3254 Alpine Technique Iselin, Fred Invitation To Skiing London: George Allen & Unwin, 1952 157 p. illus.
3381 Alpine Technique Professional Ski Instructors Of America The Official American Ski Technique Don Mills, Ontario, Canada: General Publishing Com 1970 199 p. illus.
3507 Alpine Technique Hoppichler, Franz Ski With Us: The Teaching Method Of The Austrian Ski School London: Pelham Books, 1985 160 p. illus.
3631 Alpine Video Getting The Skis Together Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1967 VHS29 min