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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
4560 Combined Avalanche Alaska Avalanche School:Snow Profile Field Book Anchorage, AK:Alaska Avalanche Archives, Alaska 1982 36 p.
4529 Combined Avalanche Avalanches:Protection, Location, Rescue Milan, Italy:Fondation Internaitonale "Vonni Eigenm 1979 185 p. illus. maps
4497 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ronald Avalanche Handbook Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1976 238 p. illus.
4623 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Snow Avalanche Hazard Analysis For Land Use Planning And Denver, CO:Colorado Geological Survey, Dept. of N 1993? 55 p.
4465 Combined Avalanche Hotchkiss, William Avalanche Awareness And Safety For Snow Scientists In The Sacramento, CA: Author, 1972 18 p. illus
4592 Combined Avalanche International Snow Science Workshop (1988: Whistler, B.C.) Proceedings of The International Snow Science Workshop: Vancouver, B.C. Canada:Canadian Avalanche Asso 1988 303 p. illus. maps
1193 Alpine Autobiography Podborski, Steve Podborski! Toronto, Ontario, Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 1987 237 p. illus.
3 Nordic Autobiography Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen: My Life As an Explorer Garden City, NY:Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927 4 p, 282 p. illus.
1161 Alpine Autobiography Douglas, Henry Percy My Skiing Years; The Story Of The Start And Development Of Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Whitcombe & Gilmour, 1951 126 p. illus.
1225 Alpine Autobiography Finkel, Michael Alpine Circus: A Skier's Exotic Adventures At The Edge Of Th New York:Lyons Press, 1999 xi, 210 p.
1194 Alpine Autobiography Read, Ken The White Circus: A Skiing Life With The Crazy Canucks Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Key Porter Books, 1987 215 p. illus.
4 Nordic Autobiography Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen:My Life As An Explorer Garden City, NY:Doubleday, Doran, 1928 282 p. illus. maps
1162 Alpine Autobiography Sailer, Toni My Way To The Triple Olympic Victory. Salzburg, Austria: Verlag Das Bergland-Buch, 1956 143 p. illus.
1226 Alpine Autobiography Wilson, Arnie Ski The World Cincinnati, OH:Seven Hills Book Distributors, 1999
1195 Alpine Autobiography Baldwin, Henry Ives The Skiing Life Concord, NH:Evans Printing 1989 126 p. illus
5 Nordic Autobiography Lindley, Sir Francis Oswald A Diplomat Off Duty London:E. Benn, 1928 195 p. illus
1163 Alpine Autobiography Dole, Charles Minot Adventures In Skiing New York: Franklin Watts Inc., 1965 184 p.illus
1227 Alpine Autobiography Wilson, Arnie Ski The World:A True Story Of Love, Courage And Danger London:Blake, 1999 xxvii, 289 p.illus.
1196 Alpine Autobiography Hull, Mick Mountain Memories: Sixty Years Of Skiing South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, MH Books, 1990 42 p. illus. maps
6 Nordic Autobiography Lindley, Sir Francis Oswald A Diplomat Off Duty London:E. Benn, 1947 200 p.

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