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
4604 Combined Avalanche National Research Council (U.S.) Panel on Snow Avalanches Snow Avalanche Hazards And Mitigation In The United States Washington, DC:National Academy Press, 1990 84 p.
4447 Combined Avalanche Frutiger, Hans On Glide & Creep Of The Snow Cover Among Avalanche Defe Alta, UT:Alta Avalanche Study Center, 1968 14 lvs. illus.
4573 Combined Avalanche Warrick, Walter, comp. A Southern Idaho Region Avalanche Instructors' Training Aid McCall, Idaho: Author, 1984 150 p. illus.
4415 Combined Avalanche Atwater, Montgomery Avalanche Research: A Progress Report Part I-II Washington, DC: Appalachia, 1955 50 p.illus.
4541 Combined Avalanche Cushman, Martha Jean The Influence Of Recurrent Snow Avalanches On Vegetation Seattle, WA:Author, 1981 x, 175 lvs.
4510 Combined Avalanche Fraser, Colin Avalanches And Snow Safety New York: Scribner's, 1978 xiii, 269 p. illus.
4636 Combined Avalanche Logan, Nick. editor The Snowy Torrents, 1980-86 Denver, CO:Colorado Geologic Survey, 1996 x, 265 p. illus
4478 Combined Avalanche Fondation Internationale Vanni Eigenmann Avalanches:Protection, Location, Rescue Milan, Italy: Fondation Internationale Vanni Eigenma 1975 185 p. illus.
4605 Combined Avalanche Working Group On Snow Classification, Inte The International Classification For Seasonal Snow On The G Boulder, CO: International Commission on Snow and 1990 23 p. illus.
4479 Combined Avalanche Gallagher, Dale G. Using A Simulation Machine For Training In Avalanche Rescu Washington, DC:USDA Forest Service, 1975 125 p. illus.
4606 Combined Avalanche Facklam, Howard Avalanche Crestwood House, 1991 48 p. illus.
4448 Combined Avalanche Mellor, Malcolm Avalanches Hanover, NH: U.S. ArmyCRREL, 1968 215 p. illus.
4574 Combined Avalanche Barton, Robert D. A Chance In A Million?Scottish Avalanches Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 1985 120 p.
4416 Combined Avalanche Miller, David H. Snow Cover And Climate In The Sierra Nevada California Berkeley, CA:University of California Press, 1955 218 p.
4542 Combined Avalanche Dexter, Leland R. Snow Avalanches On The San Francisco Peaks:Coconino C Flagstaff, AZ;Author, 1981 xiv, 159 lvs. illus.
4511 Combined Avalanche Fraser, Colin Avalanches And Snow Safety London: John Murray, Ltd., 1978 xiii, 269 p. illus.
4637 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Forecasting Methods, Highway 550 Denver, CO:Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 1996 27, [5] lvs.
4480 Combined Avalanche Hult, Ruby El Northwest Disaster: Avalanche And Fire Portland, OR: Binford and Mort, 1975 244 p. illus.
4607 Combined Avalanche International Mountain Rescue Commission Multilingual Vocabulary:Snow And Avalanches Fondation International Vanni Eigenmann, 1991 54 p.
4449 Combined Avalanche National Ski Patrol System Advanced Avalanche Course 1968 Norden, CA:National Ski Patrol, 1968 1 v. (various pagin