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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
2572 Alpine Handbook Gerber Brothers Ski Manual Seattle, WA:The Firm, 1939 39 p. illus.
2699 Alpine Lifts Dwyer, Charles F. Evacuation Of Aerial Passenger Tramways & Ski Lifts Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, 1976 36 p. illus
2824 Alpine Mountaineering Hendel, Fred Mountains In Bolivia Ypsilanti, MI: Aventura Press, 1992 176 p. illus
2945 Alpine Psychology Selder, Dennis J. Smart Skiing:Mental Training For All Ages And Levels Of Ski San Francisco, CA:Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998 192 p. illus.
3071 Alpine Teaching Guid Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Skiing And Methodology Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Canadian Ski Instructors' 1987? 1 v. (various pagin
3199 Alpine Technique Georg, Hans Skiing Simplified San Francisco, CA: H.S. Crocker, Co., 1938 72 p. illus.
3325 Alpine Technique Bourdon, Robert The New Way To Ski New York: Universal Publishing & Distributing Corp., 1964 82 p. illus.
3452 Alpine Technique Brown, Terry Skiing Basics Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Key Books, 1978? 62 p. illus.
3578 Alpine Technique Tejada-Flores, Lito Breakthrough On Skis:How To Get Out Of The Intermediate New York: Vintage Books, 1994 291 p. illus.
3703 Alpine Video Ski Tips Ski Tip Productions, 1982 VHS15 min
3829 Alpine Video Ski The Best Of The West:Aspen/Snowmass Naples, FL:Van Video, 1987 VHS
3956 Alpine Video The 10th Mountain Hut & Trail System Aspen, CO: 1990 VHS20 min.
4082 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Cosmic Winter Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1994 VHS75 miin.
4208 Alpine Video Winter, Steve. director Sick Sense Crested Butte, CO:MatchStick Productions, 1998 VHS65 min
4331 Alpine Wit & Humor Chinook, Nipi The Ski Bum's Guide To Mountain Wildlife Reno, NV: Bowery Publishing Company, 1978 105 p. illus.
1244 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. A Long Way Up: The Story Of Jill Kinmont New York: Harper & Row, 1966 viii, 245 p. illus
1370 Alpine Children Shedden, John Skiing Mechanicsburg, PA:Stackpole Books, 1995
1494 Alpine Film Curry Company, Yosemite National Park Winter Sports In Yosemite National Park 1925? 10 min.
1621 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Wax Those Skis San Rafael, CA:Frank Howard Films, 1950? 16 mm. 70 min.
1747 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick Some Like It Cold Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1962 16 mm. 90 min

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