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
2090 Alpine Film Stump, Greg P-Tex, Lies & Duct Tape Portland, ME: Greg Stump Productions, 1994
2214 Alpine Guide Bon Viveur of Daily Telegraph Holiday In Austrian Tyrol London:G. Miller, Ltd., 1954? 94 p.
2340 Alpine Guide United Airlines Ski Directory 1979 Chicago, IL:United Airlines, 1978 242 p.
2467 Alpine Guide Asmus, Brad The Powder Hound's Guide To Skiing Alta Santa Cruz, CA: Four Mile Press, 1992 160 p. illus
2593 Alpine Handbook Robinson, Neil The Complete Ski Handbook New York: Arco, 1965 112 p. illus
2720 Alpine Lifts Bahn, William L. A Comparison Of Ski Lift Brake Testing Strategies: Static vs. Golden, CO:Cable and Ropeway Center, Colorado 1993 ii, 28 lvs. Illus.
2844 Alpine Mountaineering Burnier, Francois Hors Pistes Chamonix Off Piste Servoz, France:Vamos, 1998 197 p.
3056 Alpine Teaching Guid Campbell, Stu The American Teaching Method Methodology:Some Though Denver, CO:PSIA Educational Foundation, 1977 32 p.illus.
3184 Alpine Technique Cliff, H.T.("Sam") Ski-ing Simplified Toronto, Canada: Ski-ing Publications, 1937 108 p.
3310 Alpine Technique Lantscher, Hellmut Skiing For Beginners New York:Citadel Press, 1961 93 p.
3437 Alpine Technique Pyles, Rudd How To Become An Expert Recreational Skier New York: Norton, 1976 128 p. illus.
3563 Alpine Technique Leaf, Alex Seven Days To Success In Skiing Outlet Book Company, 1992
3688 Alpine Video Benedict, Darrell. producer/director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing Seattle, WA:VideoTech, 1981 VHS45 min
3814 Alpine Video Murray, Michael. writer/producer Ski Switzerland North Palm Beach, FL:World Travel Video, 1987 VHS50 min
3941 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System Upper Extremity Injuries Lakewood, CO: National Ski Patrol System, 1990 VHS33 min
4067 Alpine Video Gaimard, Alain Apocalypse Snow Insane Skiing Action! United American Video, 1994 VHS62 min.
4193 Alpine Video Homer, Ed Snow Sense Gabriola Island, BC:Inside Edge Communications, 1998 VHS 47 min.
4316 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren Wine, Women, Warren And Skis Los Angeles, CA: Goldfinkle, Masowitch, Kloppenboi 1958 119 p. illus.
1184 Alpine Autobiography Dercum, Edna Strand It's Easy, Edna, It's Downhill All The Way Dillon, CO: Sirpos Press, 1981 213 p. illus.
1308 Alpine Children Weil, Lisl The Happy Ski ABC New York: Putnam, 1964 64 p. illus.