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
4261 Alpine Video DeCesare, John Propaganda Trinidad Entertainment/ Poor Boyz Productions, 2001 DVD90 min.
1203 Alpine Autobiography Martin, Andy Coming Down The Mountain London:John Murray, 1993 224 p. illus.
1326 Alpine Children Browne, Jebbie Ready, Set, Go!Learn To Ski Coloring Book Vail, CO: Jebbie Productions, 1980 48 p. illus.
1451 Alpine Equipment Editors of Consumer Guide Complete Buying Guide To:Ski Equipment New York: New American Library, 1974 386 p. illus.
1577 Alpine Film Twentieth Century Fox Ski Aces Hollywood, CA:Twentieth Century Fox, 1945
1704 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Winter In Sun Valley Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1956 28 min
1830 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick The Taste Of Victory Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1968 16 mm. 28 min
1957 Alpine Film Hadgkiss, Bill. producer and director Tod Mountain Petric Recreations, 1975 16 mm. 15 min
2083 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Black Diamond Rush Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1993
2215 Alpine Guide Martin, Rupert Claude Your Ski Holiday London: Werner Laurie, 1954 976 p. illus.
2341 Alpine Guide Williams, Wendy Skiing The Great Resorts Of North America Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1978 270 p. illus.
2468 Alpine Guide Asmus, Brad The Powder Hound's Guide To Skiing Snowbird Santa Cruz, CA: Four Mile Press, 1992 160 p. illus
2594 Alpine Handbook Editors of Ski Magazine The Skier's Handbook New York:Award Books, 1965 x, 284 p, illus.
2721 Alpine Lifts International Organization for Transportation by Rope, N. Am. Section (5th, 1992 Steamboat OITAF-NACS Fifth Symposium: August 30 - Sept. 2, 1992 Lakewood, CO:National Ski Areas Association, 1993 xii, 312 p. illus.
2845 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Wild Snow: 54 Classic Ski And Snowboard Descents OfNorth Golden, CO:The American Alpine Club, 1998 269 p. illus. maps
2966 Alpine Racing Canadian Ski Association Summer Program/The Canadian Ski Association Ontario, Canada: The Coaching Association of Cana 197? 24 lvs. Illus.
3093 Alpine Technique Crichton Somerville, D.M.M. Ski-Running London: Horace Cox, 1904 76 p.illus
3220 Alpine Technique Pearson, Fred A Guide To Skiing Philadelphia, PA: David McKay, 1942 70 p. illus.
3347 Alpine Technique Gooding, Albert Norman Basic Ski-ing London: Pelham Books, 1966 122 p. illus.
3473 Alpine Technique Jahn, Rudiger Skiing Skills New York: Winchester Press, 1980 160 p. illus.