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
1536 Alpine Film New Hampshire Skiing 1940? 35 mm.
1662 Alpine Film Terray, Lionel Skis Against Mt. Blanc 1953? Film of first ski descent of Mt. Blanc in 1953
1789 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Aspen Album 1965
2000 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Wild Skis Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1978
2124 Alpine Freestyle Ercanbrack, D. A Cinematographic Analysis Of The Techniques And Mechani Provo, UT:Author, 1971
2250 Alpine Guide Buxton, John Buxton's Guide:Eastern Ski Slopes Greenwich, CT:John S. Herold, Inc., 1964 176 p. illus.
2377 Alpine Guide Blair, Debbie Skier's Guide 1985/86 Pontiac, MI:Ameritech Publishing Enterprises, 1985
2503 Alpine Guide Reid, T.R. Ski Japan Tokyo:Kodansha, 1994 328 p.illus. map
2630 Alpine Handbook Miller, Peter Peter Miller's Ski Almanac Garden City, NY: Nick Lyons Books, 1979 308 p. illus.
2755 Alpine Mountaineering Lunn, Sir Arnold The Mountains Of Youth London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1949 xvi, 192 p. illus
2877 Alpine Physiology Higgins, John H. Saggital Stabilometry And Electromyography At Two Temper Salt Lake City, UT:Author 1991 58 lvs. illus
Alpine Racing Petrovic, Kresimir The Path To Success II:New Developments Of Ski Technique Sarajevo:Agencija za trzisne komunikacije OSSA. . 1987 134 p. illus.
3130 Alpine Technique Lunn, Sir Arnold Ski-ing For Beginners London: Methuen, 1926 133 p.
3256 Alpine Technique Beakes, K. Douglas Skiing In Austria:Facts On Ski History, Technique And Resort Salzburg, Austria:R. Kiesel, 1953 130 p. illus.
3382 Alpine Technique Professional Ski Instructors Of America The Official American Ski Technique New York: Cowles Book Company, 1970 viii, 199 p. illus.
3509 Alpine Technique Petrick, Tim Sports Illustrated Skiing New York: Perennial Library, 1985 191 p. illus.
3633 Alpine Video Siodmak, Curt. director Ski Fever Hollywood, CA:Gaumont International Pictures, Inc. 1968 2 3/4 inch casset
3760 Alpine Video Baur, Gerhard. producer & director Die Entscheidung/The Decision New York: Filmakers Library, 1986 13 min.
3886 Alpine Video Brown, Craig E. photo. Ski Utah Salt Lake City, UT: Academy Telecine Productions, 1989 VHS50 min
4013 Alpine Video Dryland Training And Skiing Fundamentals Featuring The No Park City, UT: Nordic Equipment Inc., 1992 VHS43 min