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 Ksort descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3631 Alpine Video Getting The Skis Together Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1967 VHS29 min
3758 Alpine Video Ski Vermont Phoenix, AZ:Travel Video Corp., 1985 VHS30 min
3884 Alpine Video Your Guide To Parallel Skiing For First-Timers, Beginners An Park City, UT:GIN Corp., 1988 VHS62 min
4011 Alpine Video 1992 World Cup Winning Runs Park City, UT: U.S. Ski Coaches Association, 1992 VHS
4136 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Endless Winter Orion Home Video, 1996 VHS93 min
4263 Alpine Video Frontside Films Twin Tip Ski Tips And Tricks Frontside Films, 2001 VHS
1177 Alpine Autobiography Miura, Yuchiro The Man Who Skied Down Everest New York:Harper & Row, 1978 170p. illus.
1336 Alpine Children Marozzi, Alfred Skiing Basics Paramus, NJ:Prentice-Hall, 1984 48 p.
1461 Alpine Equipment Melsky, Gerald Steven The Design Of A Device To Test The Dynamic Performance Of Boston, MA:Author, 1979 57 lvs. illus. plans
1587 Alpine Film Jay, John Singing Skis Norfolk, CT: John Jay Productions, 1947 16 mm.
1714 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Western Wonderland Series. No. 10 Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture 1957 16 mm. 12 min
1840 Alpine Film United States Olympic Committee Olympic Skates And Skis 1968 16 mm. 13 min.
1967 Alpine Film Rumsey, Mark. director Quebec Kandahar Toronto, Canada:Ryerson Polytechnical Institute 1975 16 mm. 23 min
2093 Alpine Film Emery, Shawn F. Summer Skiing The Ring Of Fire Earth Odyssey Films, 1995 30 min
2217 Alpine Guide Ski-ing In Europe: A Complete Directory Of Resorts AndTheir London: Pullman, 1955 6l p. illus.
2343 Alpine Guide Daily Mail Skier's Holiday Guide 1978/79 London: Ski Speciality of London, 1979 512 p. illus.
2470 Alpine Guide Harley, Ned R. Exciting Vail And Beaver Creek: A Smart Vactioner's Guide T Vail, CO:Harley Press, 1992 255 p.illus.
2596 Alpine Handbook Canada. Fitness & Amateur Sport Directorate Ski Fun For Everyone Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Dept. of National Health & 1966 80 p. illus.
2723 Alpine Lifts Doppelmayr, Artur Conceptual Inputs For Optimizing the Functional Efficiency Of Dornbirn, Austria; WIR Public Relations, 1998 xii, 340 p. illus.
2847 Alpine Mountaineering Goodman, David Backcountry Skiing Adventures:Classic Ski And Snowboard Boston, MA:AMC Books, 1998 224 p.illus.