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
1172 Alpine Autobiography Engen, Sverre Skiing A Way Of Life: Saga Of The Engen Brothers: Alf, Sverr Sandy, UT: Scotlo Enterprises, 1976 211 p. illus.
1297 Alpine Biography Brown, Richard Struan:The Extraordinary Story Of Karl And Eileen Fuchs St. Albans:Right Words, 2000 515 p. illus.
1420 Alpine Diet/Nutrition DiCarlo, Cheryl The Effects Of High And Low Carbohydrate Diets On Perceive Missoula, MT:Author, 1979 vii, 53 lvs. Illus.
1547 Alpine Film Two-Faced Woman Hollywood, CAMetro Goldwyn Mayer, 1940
1673 Alpine Film Miller Brewing Company Winterskol 1954 20 min
1800 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick A Cool Breath Of Fresh Air Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1966 16 mm. 90 min
1926 Alpine Film Johnson & Johnson Ski Injuries Released by Association-Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. 35 min.
2053 Alpine Film Rey, Margaret Curious George Goes Skiing Morris Plains, NJ:Lucerne Media, 1984 16 mm.5 min
2214 Alpine Guide Bon Viveur of Daily Telegraph Holiday In Austrian Tyrol London:G. Miller, Ltd., 1954? 94 p.
2340 Alpine Guide United Airlines Ski Directory 1979 Chicago, IL:United Airlines, 1978 242 p.
2467 Alpine Guide Asmus, Brad The Powder Hound's Guide To Skiing Alta Santa Cruz, CA: Four Mile Press, 1992 160 p. illus
2593 Alpine Handbook Robinson, Neil The Complete Ski Handbook New York: Arco, 1965 112 p. illus
2720 Alpine Lifts Bahn, William L. A Comparison Of Ski Lift Brake Testing Strategies: Static vs. Golden, CO:Cable and Ropeway Center, Colorado 1993 ii, 28 lvs. Illus.
2844 Alpine Mountaineering Burnier, Francois Hors Pistes Chamonix Off Piste Servoz, France:Vamos, 1998 197 p.
3092 Alpine Teaching Guid Martinez, Enor Ski Teaching In Portugese Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 1991 98 p.
3219 Alpine Technique Mautin, Francois Short Cuts To Better Skiing: Ski Balance And Falls, Their Re New York: D. Kemp, 1942 32 p. illus.
3346 Alpine Technique Gemsch, Norbert Modern Ski-ing London: Cassell, 1966 112 p.illus.
3472 Alpine Technique Jahn, Rudiger Skiing Skills Tulsa, OK:Winchester Press, 1980 160 p. illus
3599 Alpine Technique Elling, R. Mark The All-Mountain Skier:The Way To Expert Skiing Camden, ME:Ragged Mountain Press, 1998 vi, 186 p. illus.
3723 Alpine Video Stump, Greg Time Waits For Snowman Portland, ME: Delamo Films Ltd., 1983 VHS60 min