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
2598 Alpine Handbook Fry, John. editor The Skier's Handbook Tokyo:John Weatherhill, 1966 x, 262 p. illus.
2814 Alpine Mountaineering Selters, Andy The Mt. Shasta Book:A Guide To Hiking, Climbing, Skiing, A Berkeley, CA:Wilderness Press, 1989 118 p. illus. map
2935 Alpine Psychology DeCoursey, Doug Visual Skiing: Essential Mental And Physical Skills For The M New York: Doubleday, 1990 150 p. illus.
3061 Alpine Teaching Guid Abraham, Horst Teaching Concepts A.T.M. Boulder, CO: Professional Ski Instructors of America, 1980 62 p. illus.
3189 Alpine Technique Gross, Arnold Ski Chart: Concentrated Ski Technique Illustrated In Colors. Boston: Open Road, 1937
3315 Alpine Technique Day, Frank If You Can Walk You Can Ski New York: Crowell-Collier Press, 1962 128 p. illus.
3442 Alpine Technique Alpine Skiing London:Training and Education Associates, 1976 [4] 62 p. illus
3568 Alpine Technique Foster, Ellen Post Alpine Skills Achievement Manual South Hero, VT: Schonberger Foundation, 1993 66 p.
1203 Alpine Autobiography Martin, Andy Coming Down The Mountain London:John Murray, 1993 224 p. illus.
3693 Alpine Video Aetna Life & Casualty Flight Without Wings Indianapolis, IN:Video Service Center, Indiana State 1982 VHS27 min
3819 Alpine Video Stump, Greg The Good, The Rad, And The Gnarly Australia:Hoyts Polygram Video, 1987 VHS64 min.
3946 Alpine Video Sharpe Travel Service Ten Hottest Ski Vacations San Diego, CA: Sharpe Travel Service, 1990 VHS59 min.
4072 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Black Diamond Rush Burbank, CA: Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1994 VHS93 min
4198 Alpine Video New England Ski Museum America's World Championship Medal Moments Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1998 VHS50 min.
4321 Alpine Wit & Humor Kampen, Irene Last Year At Sugarbush New York: W.W. Norton, 1966 158 p. illus.
1307 Alpine Children Fitzsimmons, Robert How To Ski Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1964 64 p. illus.
1431 Alpine Equipment Northland Ski Manufacturing Company Northland Skis: Toboggans, Snow Shoes, Hockey Sticks St. Paul, MN:The Company, 1930 56 p. illus.
1558 Alpine Film U.S. War Department Ski Equipment Washington, D.C.: U.S. War Department, 1942 16 mm 21 mins.
1684 Alpine Film Murri, Robert Little Skier's Big Day Aspen, CO: 1955
1811 Alpine Film Sherburne Corporation Killington At Your Service Killington, VT:Sherburne Corporation, 1966 16 mm. 7 min.