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
1213 Alpine Autobiography Lang, Otto A Bird Of Passage: From The Alps Of Austria To Hollywood U. Missoula, MT:Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1996 xii, 463 p. illus.
1181 Alpine Autobiography Mendenhall, John Dole John And Ruth Mendenhall: Forty Years Of Sierra Club Mount San Francisco:Sierra Club History Committee, 1980 v,55 p.
1151 Alpine Autobiography Schuster, Sir Claud Men, Women And Mountains: Days In The Alps And Pyrenees London:Nicholson & Watson, 1931 xiii, 143 p. illus.
1214 Alpine Autobiography Wilson, Arnie Tears In The Snow: A True Story Of Love, Courage And Dang London:Blake, 1996 xv, 269 p. illus.
1182 Alpine Autobiography Ball, W.L. I Skied The Thirties Ottawa, Canada: Deneau Publishers & Company Ltd 1981 116 p. illus.
4488 Combined Avalanche Williams, Knox The Snowy Torrents: Avalanche Accidents in the United State Washington, D.C.: USDAForest Service, 1975 190 p. illus.
4615 Combined Avalanche Joy, W. Brugh Avalanche New York: Ballantine, 1992 368 p.
4456 Combined Avalanche International Vanni Eigenman Fondation Report of Activities January, 1963-June, l970 Milan, Italy: Fondation Vanni Eigenman, 1970
4583 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Debris Flow And Debris Avalanche Hazard Analysis And Mitig Gunnison, CO:The Company, 1986 23 lvs. illus. maps
4425 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service Snow Avalanches: A Handbook Of Forecasting And Control M Washington, D.C.: USDA Forest Service, 1961 84 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.
4520 Combined Avalanche Salway, A.A. A Seismic And Transducer System For Monitoring Velocities Ottawa:National Research Council, Division of Build 1978
4646 Combined Avalanche Williams, Knox Avalanche Wise:Your Guide To Avalanche Safety In Colorad Boulder, CO:Colorado Avalanche Information Center 1999 24 p. illus.
4489 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy Century Of Struggle Against Snow:A History Of Avalanche H Boulder, CO: Univ. of Colorado Institute of Artic & Alp 1976 97 p.
4616 Combined Avalanche Kramer, Stephen Avalanche Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1992 50 p. illus.
4457 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. The ABC Of Avalanche Safety Denver, CO: Colorado Outdoor Sports, 1970 56 p, illus.
4584 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy Snow Avalanches In Colorado: The What's, Where's And Why Denver, CO:Colorado Avalanche Information Center, 1987 4 p. illus.
4426 Combined Avalanche Bentley, W.A. Snow Crystals New York: Dover Publications, Inc. 1962 227 p. illus.
4552 Combined Avalanche Colbeck, Samuel C. Growth Of Faceted Crystals In A Snow Cover Hanover, NH: U.S.Army Corps of Engineers Cold Re 1982 19 p. illus.
4521 Combined Avalanche Tufty, Barbara One Thousand & One Questions Answered About Earthquakes New York:Dover, 1978 350 p. illus.