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 ascending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4438 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. The Relation Of Crystal Riming To Avalanche Formation In N Washington,D.C: USDA Forest Service, 1966 10 leaves.
4564 Combined Avalanche Daffern, Tony Avalanche Safety For Skiers And Climbers London: Diadem Books, 1983 172 p. illus
4406 Combined Avalanche Bentley, W.A. Snow Crystals New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1931 227 p. illus.
4533 Combined Avalanche Kirk, Ruth Snow New York:Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1980 320 p. illus.
4501 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy Avalanche Hazard In Ouray County, Colorado: 1877-1976 Boulder, CO: Univ. of Colorado Institute Of Artic & Al 1977 125 p.
4627 Combined Avalanche Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Snow And Avalanches In Utah:Annual Report 1992-93 Washington, DC:USDA Forest Service, 1993 50 p. illus. maps
1203 Alpine Autobiography Martin, Andy Coming Down The Mountain London:John Murray, 1993 224 p. illus.
1171 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. The Snow-Shoe Itinerant: An Autobiography Of The Rev. Joh Father Dyer United Methodist Church, 1975 362 p. illus.
11 Nordic Autobiography Morton, John Don't Look Back: Olympic Skiing Competitor And Coach Shar Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1992 272 p. illus
1204 Alpine Autobiography Martin, Andy Coming Down The Mountain London:Phoenix, 1993 224 p.
1172 Alpine Autobiography Engen, Sverre Skiing A Way Of Life: Saga Of The Engen Brothers: Alf, Sverr Sandy, UT: Scotlo Enterprises, 1976 211 p. illus.
12 Nordic Autobiography Bodensteiner, Luke Endless Winter:An Olympian's Journal West Bend, WI:Alta Press, 1994 ix. 200 p.
1205 Alpine Autobiography Pfeifer, Friedl Nice Goin': My Life On Skis Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1993 xi, 232 p. illus.
1173 Alpine Autobiography Strom, Erling Pioneers On Skis Central Valley, NY:Smith Clove Press, 1977 xi, 239 p. illus
13 Nordic Autobiography McKibben, Bill Long Distance: A Year Of Living Strenuously New York:Simon & Schuster, 2000 191 p.
1206 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni A Memoir New York:St. Martin's Press, 1993 669 p. illus.
1174 Alpine Autobiography Thomas, Lowell So Long Until Tomorrow: From Quaker Hill To Kathmandu New York:Wm. Morrow, 1977 317 p.
14 Nordic Autobiography Nash, Marcus Pushing The Limits:A Nordic Saga Portsmouth, NH:Peter E. Randall, 2000
1207 Alpine Autobiography Forras, Ernest Earnest Escapades, Or, Seriously For Fun Only: The Autobiog Malvern, Vic., Australia:E. Forras, 1994 190 p. illus.
1175 Alpine Autobiography Hunter, Jim A Man Against The Mountain Elgin, IL: D.C. Cook Publishing Co., 1978 191 p. illus.