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
1155 Alpine Autobiography Gardiner, Charles Fox Doctor At Timberline Caldwell, ID: Caxton Printers, 1938 315 p. illus.
1280 Alpine Biography Abramson, Rudy Spanning The Century: The Life Of W. Averill Harriman, 1891- New York:Wm. Morrow, 1992 779 p.
1403 Alpine Conditioning Foss, Merle L. Ski Conditioning New York: Wiley, 1978 xii, 179 p. illus
1530 Alpine Film Shurcliff, Sidney Ski America Second 1939 16 mm99 min
1656 Alpine Film Durrance, Dick. director Sporting Courage Vitaphone Corp., 1953 35 mm.10 min.
1783 Alpine Film Ski Technique7th Interski 1965? 35 mm.
1909 Alpine Film Englund, George. director Snow Job Warner Brothers, 1972 90 min.
2036 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Ski In The Sun Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Productions, 1981
2159 Alpine Guide Roget, Francois Frederic Ski-Runs In The High Alps London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1913 312 p. [25] lvs of plates. illus.
2286 Alpine Guide Rand McNally & Company Rand McNally Ski Guide Chicago, IL: Rand McNally and Company, 1970 125 p. illus. maps
2412 Alpine Guide Walter, Claire The Best Ski Resorts In America Randt & Co., 1988 224 p.
2539 Alpine Guide Parke, Hilary Ski & Snowboard Scotland Edinburgh:Luath, 1998 xi, 102 p. illus. m
2665 Alpine Handicap Behnke, William Charles Skiing Is For Everyone: A Video Tape Of Handicapped Skiing Chico, CA:Author, 1983 57 lvs.
2791 Alpine Mountaineering Roberts, Eric High Level Route: Chamonix, Zermatt, Saas: Ski Mountaineer Reading, England:West Col Productions, 1984 147 p. illus. maps
2911 Alpine Promotional Needham, Richard. editor Warren Miller's Ski Fever! Del Mar, CA:Tehabi Books, 1995 168 p. illus.
3038 Alpine Teaching Guid Lash, Bill An Outline Of Ski Teaching Methods Salt Lake City, UT: Elbert Kirkham, 1959 104 p. illus.
3165 Alpine Technique Bautzmann, Hermann Learn To Ski N.Y., Macmillan, 1936 81, p. illus.
3292 Alpine Technique Bradley, David Expert Skiing New York:Grosset & Dunlap, 1960 224 p. illus.
3418 Alpine Technique Schranz, Karl The Karl Schranz 7-Day Ski System New York: Macmillan, 1974 105 p. illus.
3545 Alpine Technique Porter, Mike Alpine Skiing Handbook Lakewood, CO:PSIA, 1989 173 p. illus.