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
1146 Alpine Ability Testing Young, Ben An Analysis Of The Diagnostic And Prescriptive Expertise Of L Corvallis, OR:Author, 1999 113 lvs.
1270 Alpine Biography Putnam, William Lowell Joe Dodge:One New Hampshire Institution Canaan, NH:Phoenix Publishing, 1986 184 p.illus.
1394 Alpine Conditioning Davidson, Paul The Skier's Exercise Manual London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, 1968 99 p. illus.
1520 Alpine Film U.S. Department of Agriculture Winter Wonderland Department of Agriculture, 1938 16 mm. 11 min
1647 Alpine Film Scofield, Frank A World In White St. Adele, Quebec, Canada: Frank Scofield Films, 1952 90 min
1773 Alpine Film Dan Gibson Productions Ski Moderne Released by Canadian Travel Film Library, 1964 16 mm. 11 min
1899 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Any Snow, Any Mountain Warren Miller Productions, 1971
2026 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Ski People Warren Miller Productions, 1980
2149 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl Kent, Bill Better Skiing London:Kay & Ward, 1976 96 p. illus
2276 Alpine Guide Adamec, Vladimir A Guide To The High Tatras: 30 Maps Of Tatra Valleys Bratislava:Sport, 1969 230 p. illus. maps
2402 Alpine Guide Friedland, Lois Frommer's Dollarwise Guide To Skiing USA--West New York: Prentice Hall Press, 1988 323 p. maps
2529 Alpine Guide Phillips, John Mid-Atlantic Winter Sports Guide: The Complete Guide To Do Springfield, VA:Beachway Press, 1997 xi, 272 p. illus. m
2655 Alpine Handbook Walter, Claire The Complete Idiot's Guide To Skiing New York:Alpha Books, 1997 xvi, 272 p. illus
2781 Alpine Mountaineering Bernstein, Jeremy Mountain Passages Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1978 278 p. illus.
2902 Alpine Powder, Heli & LaChapelle, Dolores Deep Powder Snow: Forty Years Of Ecstatic Skiing, Avalanch Durango, CO: Kivaki Press, 1993 112 p. illus.
3028 Alpine Slope Design Baum, Rex L. Slope Stability Of Proposed Ski Facilities At The Southeast Si Denver, CO:U.S. Geological Survey, 1996 10 p. maps.
3155 Alpine Technique Fanck, Arnold The Wonders Of Skiing:A Method Of Correct Skiing And Its New York: Scribner's, 1933 234 p. illus.
3282 Alpine Technique Joubert, Georges Wedeln A La Francaise Hartford, CT:Veteran's Sport Shop, 1959 103 p. illus.
3408 Alpine Technique Taylor, Clif GLM: The New Way To Ski New York:Grosset & Dunlap, 1973 79 p. illus
3535 Alpine Technique Rice, Anneka Skiing London:Robson, 1987 [144] p.