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
4290 Alpine Waxing Swix The 1984/85 Swix Alpine Waxing Manual 1984 8 p. illus. map, forms
1142 Alpine Ability Testing Foster, Richard James Relationships Of Berg And Tal And Other Field Tests To Alpin Boulder, CO:Author, 1984 88 lvs. illus.
1276 Alpine Biography La Bianca, Cory The Legend Of Snowshoe Thompson Mailcarrier On Skis:A Logan, UT:Dry Canyon Press, 1989 21 p. illus. map
1399 Alpine Conditioning Stiles, Merritt H. Ski At Any Age: Fitness Can Be Fun New York: Award House, 1971 xii, 115 p. illus
1526 Alpine Film Cummings, Irwin. director Everything Happens At Night Twentieth Century Fox, 1939
1652 Alpine Film 1952 Olympic Games 1952 22 min
1779 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Ski! Released by National Film Board of Canada, 1964 16mm. 14 min
1905 Alpine Film Canadian Broadcasting System Montebello Toronto, Canada: Canadian Broacasting System, 1972 16 mm. 15 min.
2032 Alpine Film Crystal Productions The Mountain Does It For Me Basalt, CO:Crystal Productions, 1981 16 mm.12 min
2155 Alpine Guide Say Yes To Michigan Skiing Lansing, MI:Michigan Travel Bureau, 19?? 40 p. illus. maps
2282 Alpine Guide McLennan, Robert The Canadian Ski Scene Toronto, Canada:McLennan and Stewart Ltd., 1970 175 p. illus.
2408 Alpine Guide Scott, Alistair Switzerland Ski Guide Macmillan & Co., 1988 200 p. illus. maps
2535 Alpine Guide Thorne, Patrick World Ski And Snowboarding Guide,1996-97 Roanoke:S.F. Communications, 1997 270 p. illus.
2661 Alpine Handbook United States Olympic Committee A Basic Guide To Skiing And Snowboarding Torrance, CA:Griffin Publishing, 2002 150 p. illus.
2751 Alpine Mountaineering Lunn, Sir Arnold Alpine Ski-ing At All Heights And Seasons London: Methuen & Co., 1948 xiv, 106 p. illus.
2873 Alpine Physiology Richard, Rosalyn Marie Glycogen Depletion And Muscle Fiber Recruitment In Normal Boulder, CO:Author, 1981 xiii, 124 lvs. lus.
2999 Alpine Racing Canadian Ski Association Alpine Ski Racing:Skill Development Model Vanier, Ontario: Canadian Ski Association, 1986 iv, 158 p.
3126 Alpine Technique Richardson, E.C. The "shilling" Ski-Runner London:Cecil Palmer, 1925
3252 Alpine Technique Lunn, Peter A Ski-ing Primer London: Methuen, 1951 107 p. illus.
3379 Alpine Technique Lund, Morten Ski GLM: The Fastest And Safest Way To Learn New York: Dial Press, 1970 320 p. illus.