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 ascending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4414 Combined Avalanche Nakaya, Ukichiro Snow Crystals, Natural And Artificial Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1954 510 p. illus.
4540 Combined Avalanche Wilson, Norman A. Snow, Avalanche Studies At Quartz Hill: A Summary 1978-80 Author, 1980 13 lvs.
4509 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Richard L. Evaluation And Prediction Of Avalanche Hazard, San Juan M Denver, CO:The Center 1978 iv, 136 p. illus. maps
4635 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Avalanche Accidents In Canada:Volume Four, 1984-1996 Revelstoke, B.C.:Canadian Avalanche Association, 1996 ix, 193 p.
4477 Combined Avalanche Martinelli, M. Snow Avalanche Sites:Their Identification & Evaluation Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1974 27 p. illus.
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.
1179 Alpine Autobiography Cabot, Thomas D. Beggar On Horseback:The Autobiography Of Thomas D. Cab Boston:D.R. Godine, 1979 xi. 191 p. illus
1148 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. The Snow-Shoe Itinerant. An Autobiography Cincinnati, OH: Cranston & Stowe, 1891 374 p. illus.
9 Nordic Autobiography Edwards, Eddie Eddie The Eagle:My Story London: Arthur Barker, 1988 150 p. illus.
1211 Alpine Autobiography Gabl, Franz Franzl: The Story Of Franz Gabl New York:Carolton Press, 1995 251 p. illus
1180 Alpine Autobiography Lawrence, Andrea Mead A Practice Of Mountains New York: Seaview Books, 1980 213 p. illus.
1149 Alpine Autobiography Bartholomew, Charles Lewis, Jr. A Year At Dartmouth Hanover, NH: Dartmouth Studios, 1922 64 p. illus
10 Nordic Autobiography Messner, Reinhold Reinhold Messner Free Spirit: A Climber's Life Seattle, WA:Mountaineers, 1991 250 p. illus. maps
1212 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni Leni Riefenstahl: A Memoir New York:Picador USA, 1995 669 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.
1150 Alpine Autobiography Schlink, Herbert H. Ski-ing Experiences In Europe, 1929 Sydney, Australia:Sudney & Melbourne Pub. Co., 1929 47[1] 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
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.
1182 Alpine Autobiography Ball, W.L. I Skied The Thirties Ottawa, Canada: Deneau Publishers & Company Ltd 1981 116 p. illus.
1151 Alpine Autobiography Schuster, Sir Claud Men, Women And Mountains: Days In The Alps And Pyrenees London:Nicholson & Watson, 1931 xiii, 143 p. illus.