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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
1191 Alpine Autobiography Woolsey, Elizabeth Off The Beaten Track Wilson, WY: Wilson Bench Press, 1984 208 p. illus.
9 Nordic Autobiography Edwards, Eddie Eddie The Eagle:My Story London: Arthur Barker, 1988 150 p. illus.
1159 Alpine Autobiography Lunn, Sir Arnold Come What May: An Autobiography Boston: Little & Brown, 1941 348 p.
1223 Alpine Autobiography Stark, Peter Driving To Greenland Short Hills:Burford Books, 1998 192 p.
1192 Alpine Autobiography Mahre, Phil No Hill Too Fast New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985 383 p. illus.
10 Nordic Autobiography Messner, Reinhold Reinhold Messner Free Spirit: A Climber's Life Seattle, WA:Mountaineers, 1991 250 p. illus. maps
1160 Alpine Autobiography Amery, L.S. In The Rain And The Sun London:Hutchinson & Company, 1947
1224 Alpine Autobiography Couillard, Mike Miracle On The Mountain: A True Tale Of Faith And Survival New York;Avon Books, 1999 247 p.
1193 Alpine Autobiography Podborski, Steve Podborski! Toronto, Ontario, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 1987 237 p. illus.
11 Nordic Autobiography Morton, John Don't Look Back: Olympic Skiing Competitor And Coach Shar Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1992 272 p. illus
1161 Alpine Autobiography Douglas, Henry Percy My Skiing Years; The Story Of The Start And Development Of Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Whitcombe & Gilmour, 1951 126 p. illus.
1225 Alpine Autobiography Finkel, Michael Alpine Circus: A Skier's Exotic Adventures At The Edge Of Th New York:Lyons Press, 1999 xi, 210 p.
1194 Alpine Autobiography Read, Ken The White Circus: A Skiing Life With The Crazy Canucks Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Key Porter Books, 1987 215 p. illus.
12 Nordic Autobiography Bodensteiner, Luke Endless Winter:An Olympian's Journal West Bend, WI:Alta Press, 1994 ix. 200 p.
1162 Alpine Autobiography Sailer, Toni My Way To The Triple Olympic Victory. Salzburg, Austria: Verlag Das Bergland-Buch, 1956 143 p. illus.
1226 Alpine Autobiography Wilson, Arnie Ski The World Cincinnati, OH:Seven Hills Book Distributors, 1999
1195 Alpine Autobiography Baldwin, Henry Ives The Skiing Life Concord, NH:Evans Printing 1989 126 p. illus
13 Nordic Autobiography McKibben, Bill Long Distance: A Year Of Living Strenuously New York:Simon & Schuster, 2000 191 p.
1163 Alpine Autobiography Dole, Charles Minot Adventures In Skiing New York: Franklin Watts Inc., 1965 184 p.illus
1227 Alpine Autobiography Wilson, Arnie Ski The World:A True Story Of Love, Courage And Danger London:Blake, 1999 xxvii, 289 p.illus.

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