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
4434 Combined Avalanche International Association of Scientific Hydrology Intrernational Symposium On Scientific Aspects of Snow And Gentbrugge: 1965 424 p. illus.
4560 Combined Avalanche Alaska Avalanche School:Snow Profile Field Book Anchorage, AK:Alaska Avalanche Archives, Alaska 1982 36 p.
4530 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy A Century Of Avalanche Hazard In The San Juan Mountains, Boulder, CO:Author, 1980 ix, 190 lvs. illus.
4498 Combined Avalanche Solomon, Rhey M. Computer Simulation Of Snowmelt Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Forest & Range E 1976
4624 Combined Avalanche McClung, David Avalanche Handbook Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers, 1993 256 p. illus.
4466 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Methods Of Avalanche Control On Washington Mountain High Seattle, WA:Geophysics Program, Univ. of Washin 1972 81 p. illus.
4593 Combined Avalanche Avalanche Research Center (Canada) Guidelines For Weather, Snowpack, And Avalanche Observat Ottawa:National Research Council of Canada, 1989 iv, 49 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.
4561 Combined Avalanche Alaska. Dept. of Transport Snow Avalanche Hazard Analysis: Portage/Bear Valley Areas DOWL Engineers, 1983 27 p.
4531 Combined Avalanche Harding, John. editor Avalanche:Proceedings Of A Symposium For Skiers, Ski-Mo London: Alpine Club, 1980 62 p. illus.
4499 Combined Avalanche Weber, George R. Assessment Of Avalanche Hazard Zone Activity And LandUs Boulder, CO:Author, 1976 viii, 48 lvs. maps
4625 Combined Avalanche Moynier, John Avalanche Awareness:A Practical Guide To Safe Travel In A Evergreen, CO:Chockstone Press, 1993 32 p. illus
4467 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service National Avalanche School Manual, 1972 1972 Unpaged, loose leaf notebook
4594 Combined Avalanche Conway, Howard Prediction Of Avalanches In Maritime Climates:Final Report Olympia, WA:Washington State Dept. of Transport 1989 v, 29 p. illus.
4436 Combined Avalanche Fraser, Colin The Avalanche Enigma New York:Rand McNally, 1966 301 p. illus.
4562 Combined Avalanche Daffern, Tony Avalanche Safety For Skiers And Climbers Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Rocky Mountain Books, 1983 172 p. illus
4532 Combined Avalanche Huber, Thomas Patrick A Multi-Step Method For Avalanche Zone Recognition And An Boulder, CO:Author, 1980 x, 155 lvs.illus.
4500 Combined Avalanche Annual Summary Of Information On Natural Disasters: Earthq New York: UNIPUB, 1976 101 p. illus.
4626 Combined Avalanche The National Avalanche Foundation The National Avalanche Foundation's 13th National Avalanch Reno, NV: National Avalanche Foundation, 1993 300 lvs. illus
4468 Combined Avalanche Wilson, Norman A. Ski Area Planning For Avalanches Reno, NV:USDA Forest Service, National Avalanch 1972 23 p. illus.