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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
1184 Alpine Autobiography Dercum, Edna Strand It's Easy, Edna, It's Downhill All The Way Dillon, CO: Sirpos Press, 1981 213 p. illus.
1185 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. Tracking The Snowshoe Itinerant Breckenridge, CO:Snowstorm Publications, 1981 126 p. illus.
1217 Alpine Autobiography Gray, Spalding It's A Slippery Slope New York:Noonday Press, 1997 105 p.
1186 Alpine Autobiography Kaaten, Sverre 52 Years Of Skiing In Australia Through Norwegian Eyes Redfern, N.S.W., Australia, David Boyce Publishing 1981 144 p. illus
1218 Alpine Autobiography Heins, Gary Greatest Ski Instructor In The West Swingin G Books, 1997 144 p.
4486 Combined Avalanche Univ. of Colorado. Boulder. Institute of Behavioral Science Snow Avalanche Hazard In The United States:A Research As Boulder, CO: Institute of Behavioral Science, U. of C 1975 86 p.
4569 Combined Avalanche Fredston, Jill Snow Sense: A Guide To Evaluating Avalanche Hazard Anchorage, AK: Alaska Department of Natural Resou 1984 48, p. illus.
4652 Combined Avalanche Tremper, Bruce Staying Alive In Avalanche Terrain Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 2001 284 p. illus.
4454 Combined Avalanche Frutiger, Hans The Avalanche Zoning Plan Alta, UT: Alta Avalanche Study Center, 1970 24 p. illus.
4537 Combined Avalanche Seligman, Gerald Snow Structure And Ski Fields: Being An Account Of Snow A Cambridge, England: International Glaciological Soci 1980 555 p. illus.
4620 Combined Avalanche Walker, Jane Avalanches And Landslides New York: Franklin Watts, 1992 32 p. illus.
4435 Combined Avalanche United States, Office of Supersonic Transport Development Effect Of Sonic Booms Of Varying Overpressures On Snow Av Washington, DC: 1965 1 v. (various pagings) illus.
4518 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron Avalanche Handbook Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1978 254 p. illus.
4601 Combined Avalanche Fesler, Doug Avalanche Hazard Analysis & Mitigation Recommendations F Juneau, AK:Alaska Dept of Transportation and Publ 1990 59 lvs.illus. map
4487 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service National Avalanche School Manual 1975
4570 Combined Avalanche Institute For Research in Construction Avalanche Accidents in Canada. (Part) 3:A Selection Of Cas Institute for Research in Construction, 1984?
combined Avalanche Atkins, Dale White Book:Avalanche Awareness Provided By Recco RECCO 2006? 35 p. illus.
4455 Combined Avalanche Gardner, Noel Artillery Control Of Avalanches Along Mountain Highways Fort Collins, CO: USDA, 1970 29 p. illus.
4538 Combined Avalanche Stethem, C.J. Avalanche Accidents In Canada 2:A Selection Of Case Histor Ottawa, Canada: National Research Council, 1980
4621 Combined Avalanche International Symposium on Snow & Snow Related Problems (1992) Proceedings Of The Symposium On Snow And Snow-Related Cambridge, International Glaciological Society, 1993 iv, 342 p. illus. maps

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