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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
4471 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron. compiler Advances In North American Avalanche Technology: 1972 Sy Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1973 54 p. illus.
4554 Combined Avalanche International Workshop On Ice, Snow & Avalanches (1977: Manali, India) International Workshop On Ice, Snow, And Avalanches, 18-30 New Delhi, India:Indian National Committee for IHP, 1982 195 p. illus.
4637 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Forecasting Methods, Highway 550 Denver, CO:Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 1996 27, [5] lvs.
4452 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Field Guide to Snow Crystals Seattle, WA: Univ. of Washington Press, 1969 101 p. illus.
4535 Combined Avalanche Maher, James M. The Slope Template, A Tool For The Avoidance Of Snow Ava Chico, CA:Author, 1980 vi, 52 lvs, illus.
4618 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Characteristics And Structure Response:East Rive Denver, CO; Springfield, VA: Colorado Dept of Transp 1992 1 v. illus
4421 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. The ABC Of Avalanche Safety Denver, CO: Colorado Outdoor Sports, Corp /Highlan 1961 56 p. illus.
4504 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting:Final Report Seattle, WA:Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Univ. of 1977 116 p.
4587 Combined Avalanche Lev, Peter Snow Avalanche Atlas, Little Cottonwood Canyon U-210 Salt Lake City, UT:Utah Department of Transportati 1987
4472 Combined Avalanche Sulakvelidze, G.K. editor Physics Of Snow, Avalanches And Glaciers New Delhi, India:Indian National Scientific Documen 1973 575 p. illus.
4555 Combined Avalanche March, G.D. Snow Avalanche Atlas,Seward Highway, South-Central Alas Fairbanks, AK: Division of Geological and Geophysic 1982 168 p. illus.
4638 Combined Avalanche National Ski Patrol System Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals Lakewood, CO;National Ski Patrol System, 1996
4453 Combined Avalanche Sommerfeld, R.A. Classification Outline For Snow On The Ground Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Forest & Range E 1969 24 p. illus.
4536 Combined Avalanche McClung, David Creep And Glide Processes In Mountain Snowpacks Ottawa, Canada: Nat. Hydrology Research Institute, 1980 66 p. illus.
4619 Combined Avalanche Tilton, Buck The Basic Essentials Of Avalanche Safety ICS Books, 1992 72 p. illus.
4422 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. The Climax Avalanche:A Study In Case Histories USDA Forest Service, 1961 34 p. illus.
4505 Combined Avalanche Leaf, Charles Avalanche Dynamics: Engineering Applications For Land Use Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Range Experiment 1977 51 p. illus.
4588 Combined Avalanche Patten, Robin S. Snow Avalanches And Vegetation Pattern In Cascade Canyon Laramie, WY:Author, 1987 vii, 111 lvs, illus.
4473 Combined Avalanche Wilson, Norman A. Ski Area Planning For Avalanches Denver, CO:USDA Forest Service, National Avalanc 1973 23 p. illus.
4556 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Anchorage Snow Avalanche Zoning Analysis Anchorage, AK:Municipality of Anchorage, 1982 84 p. illus. maps

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