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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
4445 Combined Avalanche Anderson, Frank Frontier Guide To The Incredible Rogers Pass Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Frontier Publishers, 1968 56 p.
4528 Combined Avalanche Williams, Knox The Snowy Torrents: Avalanche Accidents in the United State Jackson, WY: Teton Bookshop Publishing Company, 1979 221 p. illus.
4611 Combined Avalanche Daffern, Tony Avalanche Safety For Skiers And Climbers Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:Jasper Printing Group, 1992 192 p. illus
4414 Combined Avalanche Nakaya, Ukichiro Snow Crystals, Natural And Artificial Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1954 510 p. illus.
4497 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ronald Avalanche Handbook Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1976 238 p. illus.
4580 Combined Avalanche Avalanche Research Centre Guidelines For Weather, Snowpack, And Avalanche Observat Ottawa:National Research Council, 1986 v, 53 p. illus.
4465 Combined Avalanche Hotchkiss, William Avalanche Awareness And Safety For Snow Scientists In The Sacramento, CA: Author, 1972 18 p. illus
4548 Combined Avalanche Roy, Ron Avalanche New York: NAL-Dutton, 1981 80 p. illus.
4631 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service, Snow Avalanches:Basic Principles For Avoiding & Surviving Portland, OR:USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northw 1994 8 p. (folder)
4446 Combined Avalanche Atwater, Montgomery The Avalanche Hunters Philadelphia, PA: Macrae Smith Co., 1968 236 p. illus.
4529 Combined Avalanche Avalanches:Protection, Location, Rescue Milan, Italy:Fondation Internaitonale "Vonni Eigenm 1979 185 p. illus. maps
4612 Combined Avalanche Daffern, Tony Avalanche Safety For Skiers And Climbers London: Diadem, 1992 192 p. illus
4415 Combined Avalanche Atwater, Montgomery Avalanche Research: A Progress Report Part I-II Washington, DC: Appalachia, 1955 50 p.illus.
4498 Combined Avalanche Solomon, Rhey M. Computer Simulation Of Snowmelt Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Forest & Range E 1976
4581 Combined Avalanche Bress, E. E. History Of Snow Avalanches In New Zealand Wellington, N.Z.:Mountain Safety Council, 1986 vii, 67 p. illus. ma
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.
4549 Combined Avalanche Williams, Knox Snowy Torrents:Avalanche Accidents In The United States, 1 Jackson, WY: Teton Bookshop, 1981 190 p. illus.
4632 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Avalanche Prediction For Persistent Snow Slides Calgary, Alberta:Author, 1995 xxi, 225 lvs. Illus.
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.
4530 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy A Century Of Avalanche Hazard In The San Juan Mountains, Boulder, CO:Author, 1980 ix, 190 lvs. illus.

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