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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
900 Nordic Technique Caldwell, John H. The Cross-Country Ski Book Brattleboro, VT: S. Greene Press, 1984 180 p. illus.
1026 Nordic Video Edwards, Harvey Why We Love Cross Country Skiing Eagle Bridge, NY: Edwards Films, 1986 VHS
10 Nordic Autobiography Messner, Reinhold Reinhold Messner Free Spirit: A Climber's Life Seattle, WA:Mountaineers, 1991 250 p. illus. maps
134 Nordic Expedition Conway, William Martin With Ski And Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers New York:M.F. Mansfield, 1898 vi, 240 p. illus. maps
306 Nordic Guide Bass, Medora Ski Touring Guide To New England Boston, MA: Eastern Mountain Sports, 1972
432 Nordic Guide Loomer, Dick Fresh Tracks Vancouver, B.C.:Trisandan Publications, 1983 iii, 52 p. maps
559 Nordic Guide Painter, Jerry Backcountry Hiking & Biking Trails In The Idaho Falls Area Idaho Falls, ID:Post Register, 1993 53 p. illus. maps
618 Nordic Guide Campbell, Colin Trails Of The Southern Cariboo Calgary, Alta:Rocky Mountain Books, 1998 96 p. illus.
742 Nordic Physiology Vives, Jean The Physiological Responses Of Moderately Active Individual Greeley, CO:Author, 1995 x, 184 lvs.
868 Nordic Technique Rusin, Bill Ski Touring For Beginners LaPorte, IN:Silva Company, 1977 43 p.
994 Nordic Video Edwards, Harvey If You Can Walk;Free And Easy Wayne, NJ: Sports Scan Video, 1977 VHS 30 min.

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