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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
2338 Alpine Guide Rothafel, Roxy Roxy's Ski Guide To New England Charlotte, NC: East Woods Press, 1978 190 p. illus.
2421 Alpine Guide Foreht, Catherine. editor Frommer's Dollarwise Guide To Skiing Europe Plus Summer New York: Prentice-Hall, 1989 478 p. illus. maps
2504 Alpine Guide Sehlinger, Bob Unofficial Ski Resorts Of The West New York:Simon & Schuster, 1994
2587 Alpine Handbook Bass, Howard The Magic Of Skiing London: Stanley Paul, 1959 143 p. illus.
2670 Alpine Handicap May, Michael Blind Alpine Skiing And Racing Talent, OR:Discovery Blind Sports, International, 199?
2752 Alpine Mountaineering Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Safety In The Mountains: A Handbook For Trampers And Mou Wellington, N.Z.:The Federation, 1949 63 p. illus.
2834 Alpine Mountaineering Townsend, Chris Wilderness Skiing And Winter Camping Camden, ME: Ragged Mountain Press, 1994 312 p. illus.
2944 Alpine Psychology Taylor, Jim The Mental Edge For Skiing Aspen, CO:Alpine Taylor Consulting, 1996 169 p.
3027 Alpine Slope Design Acton, Michael A. The Use Of Environmentally-Sound, Best-Management Practic San Francisco, CA:Author, 1984 152 lvs. Illus.
3111 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To New York, Scribner's 1914 286 p. illus.
3194 Alpine Technique Salt Lake City (Utah). Parks & Recreation Department Recreation Skiing Salt Lake City, UT: 1937 25 p. illus.
3277 Alpine Technique Pfeiffer, Doug Skiing With Pfeiffer: Adapted From The Manuscript, "It's Easy Riverside, CA: A to Z Printing Company, 1958 96 p. illus.
3360 Alpine Technique McCulloch, Ernie Ski The Champions Way New York: Harper & Row, 1967 xii, 147 p. illus.
3443 Alpine Technique Boy Scouts of America Skiing North Brunswick, NJ: Boy Scouts of America, 1977 57 p. illus
3526 Alpine Technique Baird, George C. Skiing By Jorge Boise;Jorge Publishing Company, 1987 190 p. illus.
3609 Alpine Technique Harb, Harold R. Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier Long Island City, NY:Hatherleigh Press, 2001 208 p. illus.
3690 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Anatomy Of The Downhill New York:Jalbert Productions, 1981 VHS22 - 28 min.
3773 Alpine Video Lewis, Blake Blake Lewis' Advanced Ski Tuning Guide San Luis Obisbo, CA:Performance Sports Marketin 1986 VHS 24 mins.
3856 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Steeps, Leaps & Powder:How The Super Skiers Ski. Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1988 VHS & Beta50
3939 Alpine Video Mitchell, Stephen Long. writer Ski Patrol Burbank, CA: RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1990 VHS 91 min