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
4324 Alpine Wit & Humor Cram, Bob Here Come The Skiers Denver, CO: Paper House, 1970 128 p. illus.
1192 Alpine Autobiography Mahre, Phil No Hill Too Fast New York: Simon & Schuster, 1985 383 p. illus.
1316 Alpine Children Gavett, Bruce Skiing For Beginners New York: Scribner's, 1971 57 p. illus.
1440 Alpine Equipment The Norse House Guide To The Proper Selection Of Ski Equip New York:Norse House, 1954 34 p.
1566 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank Ski Three San Rafael, CA: Author, 1944 16 mm 45 min
1687 Alpine Film Swissair Ski Holiday In The Alps 1955
1940 Alpine Film Formosa Spring Brewery Up The Country Toronto, Canada: Intercom Films & Bruce Raymond 1974 16 mm. 30 min.
2066 Alpine Film Miller, Warren White Winter Heat Warren Miller Productions, 1987
2190 Alpine Guide New England Council The Skiers Guide To New England Boston, MA:New England Council, 1942?
2316 Alpine Guide Davies, Hilary. editor Euro-Ski 1975 London:Coventore, 1975 197 p.
2443 Alpine Guide Pooley, Stephen The World Atlas Of Skiing New York: Mallard Press, 1990 192 p. illus
2569 Alpine Handbook Gerber Brothers Ski Manual Seattle, WA:Peters Publishing Co., 1937 29 p. illus.
2696 Alpine Lifts National Ski Patrol System Lift Evacuation Technical Manual Denver, CO:National Ski Patrol System, 1974 ii, 41 p. illus.
2820 Alpine Mountaineering Dawson, Louis W. II Colorado 10th Mountain Trails: 10th Mountain Hut & Trail Syst Aspen, CO:WHO Press, 1991 224 p. illus. maps
2942 Alpine Psychology Keller, Lester L. Measuring Opinions Toward The Use And Importance Of A M Salt Lake City, UT:Author,1995 1995 vii, 69 lvs.
3068 Alpine Teaching Guid Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Skiing And Teaching Methods 1984
3160 Alpine Technique Mosauer, Walter On Skis Over The Mountains.An Illustrated Primer On Moder Hollywood, CA: Cloister Press, 1934 83 p. illus.
3287 Alpine Technique Polasek, Ollie Skiing London:Nicholas Kaye, 1959 120 p. illus
3413 Alpine Technique Heller, Mark Skiing London: Macmillan, 1974 92 p. illus.
3540 Alpine Technique Ferguson, Sarah Skiing From The Inside:The Self-Help Guide To Mastering T London: Simon & Schuster, 1989 222 p. illus