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
2466 Alpine Guide Altschul, Craig. editor Fodor's Skiing In The U.S.A. & Canada New York:Fodor's Travel Publications, 1992 v. 393 p. illus. ma
2592 Alpine Handbook Robinson, Neil The Complete Ski Handbook Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Publications, 1965 112 p. illus.
2719 Alpine Lifts Supervisor Of Lift Operations:Certification Standards Edmonton:Alberta Tourism Education Council, 1991
2843 Alpine Mountaineering Blair, Seabury Backountry Ski!Washington The Best Trails And Descents Fo Seattle, WA:Sasquatsch Books, 1998 219 p. illus.
2965 Alpine Racing United States Ski Association U.S. Alpine Ski Team Coaches'Manual Colorado Springs, CO: 1969
3055 Alpine Teaching Guid Abraham, Horst The American Teaching Method Denver, CO:PSIA-Educational Foundation, 1977 32, 36 p. illus
3183 Alpine Technique Chambers, William Edward The ABC Of Downhill Skiing: The Official Book Of The Tyrol S Philadelphia, PA: E. A. Wyn, 1937 96 p. illus.
3309 Alpine Technique Gore, Harold M. Skiing New Brunswick, NJ: Boy Scouts of America, 1961 76 p. illus.
3436 Alpine Technique Mellor, Bob Skiing Toronto, Canada:Colban of Canada, 1976 96 p.illus.
3562 Alpine Technique Leaf, Alex Seven Days To Success In Skiing London;Salamander, 1992 64 p.
3687 Alpine Video Benedict, Darrell. producer/director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing Shawnee MIssion, KS:RMI Media Productions, 1981 VHS40 min
3813 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Vail, There's No Comparison Vail, CO: Vail Associates, 1987 VHS23 min
3940 Alpine Video Muran, Bob Private Lessons Plymouth, MN: Simitar Entertainment, Inc., 1990 VHS60 min
4066 Alpine Video ESPN Home Video Let's Go Skiing Intermediate To Advanced Stamford, CT: ESPN Home Video; Distributed by Ca 1994 VHS50 min.
4192 Alpine Video Homer, Ed Mountain Sense Gabriola Island, BC:Inside Edge Communications, 1998 VHS36 min.
4315 Alpine Wit & Humor Rankin, Louis The Little Man Goes Sking [n.p.], 1955 51 p. of illus
1183 Alpine Autobiography Berscheit, Mary Jo Joy On The Mountain Aspen, CO: Pitkin Press, 1981 201 p.
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.
1552 Alpine Film Shurcliff, Sidney Dr. Quackenbush Skis The Headwall 1941 60 min