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
3101 Alpine Technique Richardson, E.C. The Ski-Runner London:Author, 1910 238 (2) p. illus.
3227 Alpine Technique Rybizka, Benno The Hannes Schneider Ski Technique New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946 xv, 109 p. illus.
3354 Alpine Technique Artus, Martha Ann A Comparative Study Of The Mechanics Of A Parallel Skiing Northampton, MA: Author, 1967 65 lvs. illus.
3480 Alpine Technique New Zealand Ski Instructors Alliance Ski Instructors Manual Christchurch, N.Z.:New Zealand Ski Instructors Alli 1981 72 p. illus.
3607 Alpine Technique Foster, Ellen Post Skiing And The Art Of Carving Edwards, CO:Turning Point Ski Foundation, 2000 272 p. illus.
3731 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Ski Country Irvine, CA: Karl-Lorimar Home Video, 1984 VHS93 min
3858 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Escape To Ski Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1988 VHS87 min
3984 Alpine Video Griggs, Bruce Alaskan Extremes, The Soul Of Skiing Juneau, AK:Out of Bounds Productions, 1992 VHS30 min.
4110 Alpine Video Miller, Kurt Warren Miller's 5 Winter Stories Culver, City, CA:Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1995 VHS 46 min.
4236 Alpine Video Clay Pigeons Wind-Up Films, 1999 VHS
4360 Alpine Wit & Humor Poster, Carol Skiing!: Faceplants, Eggbeaters, And Snowsnakes:A Guide T Merillville, IN:ICS Books, 1995 74 p. illus.
1186 Alpine Autobiography Kaaten, Sverre 52 Years Of Skiing In Australia Through Norwegian Eyes Redfern, N.S.W., Australia, David Boyce Publishing 1981 144 p. illus
1310 Alpine Children Tinker, Gene Let's Learn To Ski Toronto, Canada: The Ryerson Press, 1966 117 p. illus.
1434 Alpine Equipment J. Warshal & Sons 1938 Skis And Ski Equipment Seattle, WA:J. Warshal & Sons 1938 24 p. illus.
1561 Alpine Film Parchutists With Skis 1942
1687 Alpine Film Swissair Ski Holiday In The Alps 1955
1940 Alpine Film Formosa Spring Brewery Up The Country Toronto, Canada: Intercom Films & Bruce Raymond 1974 16 mm. 30 min.
2066 Alpine Film Miller, Warren White Winter Heat Warren Miller Productions, 1987
2190 Alpine Guide New England Council The Skiers Guide To New England Boston, MA:New England Council, 1942?
2316 Alpine Guide Davies, Hilary. editor Euro-Ski 1975 London:Coventore, 1975 197 p.