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
2239 Alpine Guide Riddell, James Ski Holidays In The Alps London: Penguin, 1961 400 p. illus
2366 Alpine Guide Cross, Wendy. editor Australian Skiing North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia: T. Nelson Austr 1983 304 p. illus. maps
2492 Alpine Guide Balliett, Will K. U.S.A. Today North American Ski Atlas; The Complete Guide New York:Simon & Schuster, 1994
2619 Alpine Handbook Samuel, John Ski-Wise London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1977 224 p. illus.
2745 Alpine Mountaineering Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Safety In The Mountains: A Handbook For Trampers And Mou Wellington, N.Z.: 1938 52 p.
2866 Alpine Physiology Vagners, Juris Biomechanics Manual Seattle, WA:PSIA Biomechanics Committee, 1972 45 p. illus
2991 Alpine Racing Kidd, Billy Billy Kidd's Ski Racing Book Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1984 262 p. illus.
3119 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To London: Nisbet, 1924 286 p. illus.
3245 Alpine Technique Outz, Dorothy A Handbook Of Skiing Designed For Use In High School And Eugene, OR:Author, 1949
3372 Alpine Technique LaPalme, Pierre Skiing: An Introduction To The French Method London: Hamlyn, 1969 160 p. illus.
3498 Alpine Technique Tucker, Karl Skiing Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown, 1983 100 p. illus.
3624 Alpine Tuning Tanler, Bill. editor Ski Tech's Guide To Maintenance And Repair Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Press, 1989 152 p. illus.
3749 Alpine Video Ross, Ali How We Learned To Ski, Beginners, Intermediates, Advanced Peter Styvestant Travel Video, Channel 4 Video distri 1985 VHS76 min
3876 Alpine Video Alpine Skiing For Kids Ages 7 And Up Lebanon, NH: Kids Coach, 1988 VHS45 min
4002 Alpine Video National Ski Patrol System Avalanche Rescue: Not A Second To Waste! Lakewood, CO: National Ski Patol System, 1992 VHS 30 min
4127 Alpine Video Efraimson, Jon 1996 Colorado Ski Hall Of Fame Denver, CO:The Museum, 1996 VHS30 min
4254 Alpine Video Ride Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Productions, 2000 VHS, DVD90 mi
1204 Alpine Autobiography Martin, Andy Coming Down The Mountain London:Phoenix, 1993 224 p.
1327 Alpine Children Gruneberg, Pierre Skiing St. Albans:Hart-Davis, 1980 61 p. illus. maps
1452 Alpine Equipment Gardiner, Richard J. Dynamic Modeling For Ski Design Salt Lake City, UT:Author, 1974 xii, 67 lvs. illus