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 descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
7009 Combined Winter Sports Syers, Edgar. editor The Book Of Winter Sports London: E. Arnold, 1908 336 p. illus.
7074 Combined Winter Sports Washington. Winter Recreation Comm. Interim Report To The Legislature/Washington State Winter R Olympia, WA: The Commission, 1983 42 p.
7042 Combined Winter Sports Winter Sports In White Mountain National Forest 1938 12 p. illus.
7010 Combined Winter Sports Cleaver, Reginald A Winter Sport Book London:Adam & Charles Black, 1911 62 p.illus.
7043 Combined Winter Sports Putnam, Harold, editor The Dartmouth Book of Winter Sports. New York: A.S. Barnes, 1939 315, p. illus.
7011 Combined Winter Sports Dier, J.C. editor A Book Of Winter Sports: An Attempt To Catch The Spirit Of T New York: Macmillan, 1912 351 p. illus.
7075 Combined Winter Sports Barrett, Norman S. Snow Sports London; New York: Franklin Watts, 1987 32 p. illus.
7044 Combined Winter Sports Union Pacific Railroad Company Snow Sports In Western Wonderlands Chicago:Printed by Poole Brothers, 1939 48 p. illus.
7012 Combined Winter Sports Maitland, H. The Dash For Winter Sports 1912
7076 Combined Winter Sports Claridge, Marit Skiing And Other Winter Sports London: Usborne, 1987 24 p. illus. map
7045 Combined Winter Sports Union Pacific Railroad Company Snow Sports In Western Wonderlands, 1940-41 Omaha, NE: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1940 48 p. illus.
7013 Combined Winter Sports Thomas Cook Ltd. Winter Sports In Switzerland London:Thomas Cook & Son, 1912- 92 p. illus.
4363 Alpine Wit & Humor On The Piste London:Chameleon, 1999 112p. illus.
4331 Alpine Wit & Humor Chinook, Nipi The Ski Bum's Guide To Mountain Wildlife Reno, NV: Bowery Publishing Company, 1978 105 p. illus.
4300 Alpine Wit & Humor Knox, E.V. A Winter Sports Alphabet London:J. Lane, 1926 1 v. (not paged) illus.
4364 Alpine Wit & Humor Beard, Henry A Snowslider's Dictionary New York:Workman Publishing, 2002 281 p. illus.
4332 Alpine Wit & Humor Benjamin, Don-Paul Downhill Eagle, CO:Elevation Press, 1979 45 p. illus
4301 Alpine Wit & Humor Emtage, J.B. Ski Fever London: Metheun, 1936 109 p. illus.
4365 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren Warren's World Boulder, CO:Mountain Sports Press, 2002 233 p. illus.
4333 Alpine Wit & Humor Paulsen, Gary Downhill, Hotdogging, And Cross-Country--If The Snow Isn't St Milwaukee, WI: Raintree Publishers, 1979 31 p. illus.