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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
2625 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark. editor The Skier's Encyclopedia New York: Paddington Press, 1979 287 p. illus.
2750 Alpine Mountaineering Smythe, Francis Sydney Again Switzerland London:Hodder, 1947 vii. 248 p. illus. m
2872 Alpine Physiology Solymosi, Frank An Investigation Of The Relationship Between Measures of Ki New York: Author, 1980 114 lvs. illus
3088 Alpine Teaching Guid Professional Ski Instructors of America Alpine Technical Manual: Skiing And Teaching Skills Lakewood, CO:Professional Ski Instructors of Amer 2002 76 p. illus.
3342 Alpine Technique Shambroom, Rick Skiing With Control; A Self-Instruction Guide To Techniques New York: Collier Books, 1965 145 p. illus.
3468 Alpine Technique Shedden, John Learning To Ski London:Chancerel: Barrie & Jenkins, 1979 92 p. illus
3595 Alpine Technique Harb, Harold R. Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier:The Definitive Shaped Ski Dumont:Harb Ski Systems, Incorporated, 1997 x, 214 p. illus.
3719 Alpine Video Moulton, Richard W. producer & director Legends Of American Skiing Killington, VT:Killington Video Presentations, 1983 VHS 78 min.
3846 Alpine Video Edwards Films High Route Adventure Eagle Bridge,N.Y.: Edwards Films, 1988 25 minutes
3972 Alpine Video Roiseax, Jacque. producer The North Face: Seven Years On Mount Robson Extreme Explorations; Distributed by Simitar Entertr 1991 VHS60 min
4098 Alpine Video Egan, Dan Children Of The Snow Lincoln, NH: Egan, Entertainment Network, 1995 VHS25 min
4224 Alpine Video Smith, Warren Snow Odyssey London: 1999 British video
4348 Alpine Wit & Humor Dunstan, Keith Skiing, The Skiing Dictionary South Melbourne, Australia: Sun Books, 1987 77 p. illus.
1216 Alpine Autobiography Finlayson, Frith The Ski Teacher;An Autobiography Coupar Angus, U.K.:Wm. Culross, 1997 vii, 278 p. illus.
1339 Alpine Children Mogul Mike: Young Skier's Acitivity Book Springfield, MA:Nationmal Ski Areas Association, 1985 [12] p. illus. + l s
1464 Alpine Equipment Schultes, Hermann The Alpine Ski Middletown, CT: Olin Ski Company, 1980 x, 165 p. illus.
1584 Alpine Film Canadian National Railways Song Of The Ski Montreal, Canada: 1947 16 mm.20 min
1711 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Western Wonderland Series No. 1 Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture 1957 16 mm. 12 min.
1837 Alpine Film Pontiac Motor Division of Gen. Motors Attack Released by Modern Talking Picture Service, 1968 16 mm. 27 min.
1964 Alpine Film Paramount Pictures Ski Lift To Death Hollywood, CA:Paramount Pictures, 1975? Color & sound