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
4297 Alpine Wit & Humor Pocock, Noel Below Zero:A Travesty Of Winter Sports London:Hodder & Stoughton, 1911 62 p.
4361 Alpine Wit & Humor Nicol, Eric Skiing Is Believing Red Deer, Alta., Canada:Johnson Gorman Publishe 1996 80 p.illus.
4329 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Hooked On Sking Ipswich, MA:Ipswich Press, 1972
4298 Alpine Wit & Humor Cleaver, Reginald Alpine Sport:A Sketch-Book London: 1922? 16 plates
4362 Alpine Wit & Humor Whittemore, Richard F. For The Love Of Skiing Seattle, WA:Whittemore Cartoons, 1999 236 p. illus.
4330 Alpine Wit & Humor Nitka, Louis Ski With Nitka New York: Lawrence Hill, 1972 64 p. illus.
4299 Alpine Wit & Humor D'Egville, Alan H. S'no Fun London: Jarrolds, 1925 96 p. illus.
4363 Alpine Wit & Humor On The Piste London:Chameleon, 1999 112p. illus.
4331 Alpine Wit & Humor Chinook, Nipi The Ski Bum's Guide To Mountain Wildlife Reno, NV: Bowery Publishing Company, 1978 105 p. illus.
4300 Alpine Wit & Humor Knox, E.V. A Winter Sports Alphabet London:J. Lane, 1926 1 v. (not paged) illus.
4364 Alpine Wit & Humor Beard, Henry A Snowslider's Dictionary New York:Workman Publishing, 2002 281 p. illus.
4332 Alpine Wit & Humor Benjamin, Don-Paul Downhill Eagle, CO:Elevation Press, 1979 45 p. illus
4301 Alpine Wit & Humor Emtage, J.B. Ski Fever London: Metheun, 1936 109 p. illus.
4365 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren Warren's World Boulder, CO:Mountain Sports Press, 2002 233 p. illus.
4333 Alpine Wit & Humor Paulsen, Gary Downhill, Hotdogging, And Cross-Country--If The Snow Isn't St Milwaukee, WI: Raintree Publishers, 1979 31 p. illus.
4302 Alpine Wit & Humor Emtage, J.B. Ski Fever New York:Greenberg, 1936 xii. 109 p. illus.
4334 Alpine Wit & Humor Wesman, Ken F. Gods Of The Mountains Vancouver: Screencraft Enterprises, 1979 38 p. illus.
4303 Alpine Wit & Humor Barsis, Max Bottoms Up; An Unreliable Handbook For Skiers Brattleboro, Vt.: Stephen Daye Press, 1939 92 p. illus.
4335 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Hooked On Skiing Ipswich, MA:Ipswich Press, 1980 102 p. illus.
4304 Alpine Wit & Humor Porges, Franziska The Merry Skibook New York: Transatlantic Arts, 1939 16 cartoons