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 descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1231 Alpine Autobiography Street, Picabo Picabo:Nothing To Hide Chicago, IL:Contemporary Books, 2002 279 p. illus.
1354 Alpine Children Fidge, Louis Learning To Ski Ginn, 1990 16 p.
1479 Alpine Equipment Medoff, Howard P. The Relationship Between Performance, Comfort And Safety Burlington, VT:Author, 1990 147 lvs. illus
1605 Alpine Film Ski Thrills 1949? 16 mm. 15 min.
1731 Alpine Film The Athletic Institute Skiing Chicago, IL:The Athletic Institute, 1960? 35 mm. Slide film
1858 Alpine Film Riger, Rob One Man Alone 1969
1984 Alpine Film Mammoth Mountain Adventure Warren Miller Productions, 1976
2111 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Fifty Boulder, CO: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1999
2234 Alpine Guide Winter Sports Guide: California, 1960 San Francisco, CA: 1959 12 p. illus.
2361 Alpine Guide Deutscher Skiverband Ski Atlas 1982 Ostfildern:Mairs Graphischer Verlag, 1982 xv, 759 p. illus. m
2487 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski America'94 Hampstead, NH:World Leisure Corp., 1993 471 p. illus. maps
2614 Alpine Handbook Sandles, Arthur The Ski Book London: Elm Tree Books, 1975 196 p. illus.
2740 Alpine Mountaineering Smythe, Francis Sydney Climbs And Ski Runs: Mountaineering And Skiing In The Alps, Toronto 1934
Alpine Mountaineering O'Connor, Bill Alpine Ski Mountaineering Vol. 2; Central And Eastern Alps Milnethorpe:Cicerone, 2003 255 p. illus. maps
2986 Alpine Racing Broadfoot, Robert G. A Biomechanical Analysis Of Superior And Inferior Alpine Ski Springfield, MA: Author, 1979 vii, 63 lvs. illus
3114 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian Ski-ing Turns London:Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 1922 viii+9-280 p. illus
3240 Alpine Technique Hall, Herb M. Rotation:The Easy Way To Ski Australasian Ski Company, 1949 vi, 65 p. illus.
3367 Alpine Technique Lund, Morten The Skier's Bible New York: Doubleday, 1968 175 p. illus.
3493 Alpine Technique Cottrell, Jim Skiing--Everyone Winston-Salem, NC:Hunter, 1983 81 p. illus
3619 Alpine Tuning Glovin, Richard How To Be The Casual Ski Mechanic Yosemite, CA.: Tupelo Press, 1980 79 p. illus.