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
2733 Alpine Mountaineering Lunn, Sir Arnold Alpine Ski-ing At All Heights And Seasons New York: Dutton & Co., 1923 116 p. illus.
2858 Alpine Mountaineering Selters, Andy The Mt. Shasta Book:A Guide To Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, A Berkeley, CA:Wilderness Press, 2000
2979 Alpine Racing Bear, Ruedi Pianta Su: Ski Like The Best Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1976 159 p. illus.
3107 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To London:James Nisbet, 1912 232 p. illus.
3233 Alpine Technique Campbell, N.A. Swing;A Manual On The Snow Plough, Stem, Stem Christia Auckland, N.Z.: Ruapehu Ski Club, 1948 28 p. illus.
3360 Alpine Technique McCulloch, Ernie Ski The Champions Way New York: Harper & Row, 1967 xii, 147 p. illus.
3486 Alpine Technique Evans, Harold We Learned To Ski New York:St. Martin's, 1982 255 p. illus
3613 Alpine Technique Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On The New Skis:Say Goodbye To The Interm Boulder, CO:Mountain Sports Press, 2001 315 p. illus.
3737 Alpine Video Sierra Productions South Ski Sense And Safety Irwindale, CA: Barr Films, 1984 VHS; U-matic 3/4 in. 17 min.
3864 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Skiers' Dream Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Entertainment, Inc., 1988 VHS75 min
3990 Alpine Video Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing Inside Skiing 1992 VHS
4116 Alpine Video Resort Telesports Education, Inc. Skiing, A Sport For Everyone Tampa, FL:Resort Telesports Education, Inc., 1995 VHS35 min
4242 Alpine Video Miller, Kurt Warren Miller's Ride Burbank, CA:Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2000 VHS97 min.
4366 Alpine Women Altschul, Craig A Bunny's Guide To Skiing. . . A Primer For The Girl Going Sk Hollywood, CA: Creative Sports Books, 1971 42 p. illus.
1279 Alpine Biography Snowshoe Thompson:His Life And Adventures Minden, NV:Carson Valley Historical Society, 1991 36 p. illus. map
1402 Alpine Conditioning Zetterberg, Kim Luther Basic Conditioning Factors And Their Influence On SkierPerf Fort Collins, CO:Author, 1977 viii, 102 lvs. illus
1529 Alpine Film RKO Pathe White Magic RKO Pathe 1939 16 mm. 9 min
1655 Alpine Film D.P.M. Productions Skiing In The Swiss Mountains Released by Films of the Nations Distributions, 1953 16 mm. 13 min.
1782 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Harriman Cup Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1964 43 min
1908 Alpine Film Dept. of Cinema, Univ. of So. Calif. Mineral King Los Angeles, CA: Univ. of Southern California, 1972 16 mm. 28 min