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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
1864 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Speed Control--Parallel Turns Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm .4 min
1990 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick Go For Gold 1977
2117 Alpine Film Teton Gravity Research The Realm Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1999
2240 Alpine Guide Mitchell, Elyne Australia's Alps Sydney, London: Angus & Robertson, Ltd., 1962 185 p. illus. map
2367 Alpine Guide McCutcheon, Sue Europa Complete Family Guide To Skiing Wellington, N.Z.:Dundas Publications, 1983 72 p. illus. map
2493 Alpine Guide Bartholdi, Carol Greatest Ski Resorts In North America Reston;Guidebook Publishing Company, 1994
2620 Alpine Handbook Berry, I. William The Skier's Almanac New York: Scribner, 1978 xiii, 305 p.
Alpine Mountaineering Amsler, Rudy Mountaineering Ski Guide Seattle, WA:Privately Printed, 1939
2836 Alpine Mountaineering Ginet, Francis L'Alpe D ' Huez, La GraveHors-Pistes Off Piste Servoz, France:Vamos, 1995
2958 Alpine Racing Wells, Ward M. An Evaluation Of The Methods Either In Use Or Proposed For Bloomington, IN: Author, 1955 179 lvs. illus
3084 Alpine Teaching Guid Australian Professional Ski Instructors Australian Professional Ski Instructors Teaching Manual Reservoir, Vic, Australia:Australian Professional Ski 1996 149 p.
3212 Alpine Technique Healy, Allan How To Ski Evanston, IL:Pocumtuck Press, 1940 10 p. illus.
3338 Alpine Technique Boy Scouts Of America Skiing New Brunswick, NJ: Boy Scouts Of America, 1965 55 p. illus.
3591 Alpine Technique Professional Ski Instructors of America PSIA Alpine Level III Study Guide Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1996 112 p.
3715 Alpine Video Miller, Warren SnoWonder Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Sports Films, 1983 VHS98 min
3842 Alpine Video Benedict, Darrell. producer/director The Downhill Skiing Primer Torrance, CA: Morris Video, 1988 VHS30 min
3968 Alpine Video Nate, Gary Park City Legends Salt Lake City, UT:Broadway Productions, 1991 VHS
4094 Alpine Video Bruce, Rob. director Spinal Snap Cheeky Monkey Productions, 1995 VHS48 min
4220 Alpine Video New England Ski Museum Purple Mountain Majesty:A History Of The ThunderboltSki Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 1999 VHS26 min.
4344 Alpine Wit & Humor Sturgeon, Wina Survival On The Slopes Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1985 94 p. illus.

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