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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
1173 Alpine Autobiography Strom, Erling Pioneers On Skis Central Valley, NY:Smith Clove Press, 1977 xi, 239 p. illus
5 Nordic Autobiography Lindley, Sir Francis Oswald A Diplomat Off Duty London:E. Benn, 1928 195 p. illus
1205 Alpine Autobiography Pfeifer, Friedl Nice Goin': My Life On Skis Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1993 xi, 232 p. illus.
1174 Alpine Autobiography Thomas, Lowell So Long Until Tomorrow: From Quaker Hill To Kathmandu New York:Wm. Morrow, 1977 317 p.
6 Nordic Autobiography Lindley, Sir Francis Oswald A Diplomat Off Duty London:E. Benn, 1947 200 p.
1206 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni A Memoir New York:St. Martin's Press, 1993 669 p. illus.
1175 Alpine Autobiography Hunter, Jim A Man Against The Mountain Elgin, IL: D.C. Cook Publishing Co., 1978 191 p. illus.
7 Nordic Autobiography Brace, Mike Where There's A Will London:Souvenir Press, 1980 171 p.
1207 Alpine Autobiography Forras, Ernest Earnest Escapades, Or, Seriously For Fun Only: The Autobiog Malvern, Vic., Australia:E. Forras, 1994 190 p. illus.
1208 Alpine Autobiography Lang, Otto A Bird Of Passage:From The Alps Of Austria To Hollywood, Helena, MT: Skyhouse Publishers, Distributed by Fal 1994 xiii, 463 p. illus.
1176 Alpine Autobiography Miura, Yuchiro The Man Who Skied Down Everest Toronto, Canada:Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1978 170 p. illus.
8 Nordic Autobiography Gran, Tryggve The Norwegian With Scott, Tryggve Gran's Antarctic Diary, 19 London:HMSO, 1984 258 p. illus.
1209 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni Leni Riefenstahl New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994 669 p. illus
1177 Alpine Autobiography Miura, Yuchiro The Man Who Skied Down Everest New York:Harper & Row, 1978 170p. illus.
9 Nordic Autobiography Edwards, Eddie Eddie The Eagle:My Story London: Arthur Barker, 1988 150 p. illus.
1210 Alpine Autobiography Stark, Peter Driving To Greenland New York:Lyons & Bedford, 1994 184 p. illus
1178 Alpine Autobiography Byrne, Phil Inside Skiing: An Aspen Instructor Tells All Chicago, IL: Nelson-Hall, 1979 208 p.
1147 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. The Snow-Shoe Itinerant Cincinnati, OH:Cranston and Stowe, 1890 362 p. illus.
10 Nordic Autobiography Messner, Reinhold Reinhold Messner Free Spirit: A Climber's Life Seattle, WA:Mountaineers, 1991 250 p. illus. maps
1211 Alpine Autobiography Gabl, Franz Franzl: The Story Of Franz Gabl New York:Carolton Press, 1995 251 p. illus

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