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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 Ksort ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
3496 Alpine Technique Jackman, Brian We Learned To Ski New York:St. Martin's, 1983 255 p. illus.
3622 Alpine Tuning Masia, Seth Alpine Ski Maintenance And Repair Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, Inc., 1987 144 p. illus.
3747 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association The Ski Mechanics Inspection Springfield, MA;National Ski Areas Association, 1985 Beta15 min
3874 Alpine Video Van Arsdale, Bill Ski: The Best Of The West, Vol III Naples, FL:Van Video, 1988 VHS30 min
4000 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Steeper And Deeper Warren Miller Productions, 1992? VHS 97 min.
4252 Alpine Video Turner, Jack. producer The Snow Monsters Meet Mother Nature Durango, CO:Sirdar, 2000 VHS23 min.
1202 Alpine Autobiography Healy, Trudy From The Black Forest To Tibet: One Woman's Mountains New York;Vantage Press, 1993 288 p. illus.
1325 Alpine Children Berry, I. William Kids On Skis: A Guide To Family Skiing And Children's Equip New York: Scribner's, 1980 231 p. illus.
4377 Academic Curri Sullivan, June Ann Documentation Of A Parent Sponsored Curriculum Alternativ Greeley, CO:Author, 1980 79 lvs. & videoca
1266 Biography Fry, John Winners On The Ski Slopes New York: Franklin Watts, 1979 48 p. illus.
7087 Winter Sports Jefferis, David Snow Sports Austin, TX:Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 2002 32 p. illus.

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