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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 K Secondary Disort descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4581 Combined Avalanche Bress, E. E. History Of Snow Avalanches In New Zealand Wellington, N.Z.:Mountain Safety Council, 1986 vii, 67 p. illus. ma
4467 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service National Avalanche School Manual, 1972 1972 Unpaged, loose leaf notebook
4550 Combined Avalanche Guidelines For Weather, Snowpack, and Avalanche Observat Ottawa, Canada: National Research Council Of Cana 1981 vi, 60 p. illus.
4633 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Hazard Index For Colorado Highways Denver, CO:Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 1995 53, 9 lvs.
4448 Combined Avalanche Mellor, Malcolm Avalanches Hanover, NH: U.S. ArmyCRREL, 1968 215 p. illus.
4531 Combined Avalanche Harding, John. editor Avalanche:Proceedings Of A Symposium For Skiers, Ski-Mo London: Alpine Club, 1980 62 p. illus.
4614 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Calgary;Snowline Technical Services, 1992 50 p. illus
4416 Combined Avalanche Miller, David H. Snow Cover And Climate In The Sierra Nevada California Berkeley, CA:University of California Press, 1955 218 p.
4499 Combined Avalanche Weber, George R. Assessment Of Avalanche Hazard Zone Activity And LandUs Boulder, CO:Author, 1976 viii, 48 lvs. maps
4582 Combined Avalanche International Snow Science Workshop (1986; Lake Tahoe, CA) A Merging Of Theory And Practice:Proceedings Of The Inter Homewood, CA:ISSW Workshop Committee, 1986 viii, 248 p. illus. maps
4468 Combined Avalanche Wilson, Norman A. Ski Area Planning For Avalanches Reno, NV:USDA Forest Service, National Avalanch 1972 23 p. illus.
4551 Combined Avalanche Brown, R.L. Proceedings Of A Workshop On The Properties Of Snow, 8-10 Hanover, NH: U.S. Army CRREL 1982 135 p.
4634 Combined Avalanche International Snow Science Workshop (199 Proceedings Of The International Snow Science Workshop, 1 Revelstoke, B.C.:Canadian Avalanche Association, 1996 327 p. illus. maps
4449 Combined Avalanche National Ski Patrol System Advanced Avalanche Course 1968 Norden, CA:National Ski Patrol, 1968 1 v. (various pagin
4532 Combined Avalanche Huber, Thomas Patrick A Multi-Step Method For Avalanche Zone Recognition And An Boulder, CO:Author, 1980 x, 155 lvs.illus.
4615 Combined Avalanche Joy, W. Brugh Avalanche New York: Ballantine, 1992 368 p.
4417 Combined Avalanche Roch, Andre Mechanism Of Avalanche Release Wilmette, IL:Snow, Ice And Permafrost Research E 1956 11 p. illus.
4500 Combined Avalanche Annual Summary Of Information On Natural Disasters: Earthq New York: UNIPUB, 1976 101 p. illus.
4583 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Debris Flow And Debris Avalanche Hazard Analysis And Mitig Gunnison, CO:The Company, 1986 23 lvs. illus. maps
4469 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Instrumentation For Snow Weather & Avalanche Observations Alta,UT: Alta Avalanche Study Center, 1973 80 p. illus.

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