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 K Secondary Disort descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
1172 Alpine Autobiography Engen, Sverre Skiing A Way Of Life: Saga Of The Engen Brothers: Alf, Sverr Sandy, UT: Scotlo Enterprises, 1976 211 p. illus.
1205 Alpine Autobiography Pfeifer, Friedl Nice Goin': My Life On Skis Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1993 xi, 232 p. illus.
1173 Alpine Autobiography Strom, Erling Pioneers On Skis Central Valley, NY:Smith Clove Press, 1977 xi, 239 p. illus
1206 Alpine Autobiography Riefenstahl, Leni A Memoir New York:St. Martin's Press, 1993 669 p. illus.
1174 Alpine Autobiography Thomas, Lowell So Long Until Tomorrow: From Quaker Hill To Kathmandu New York:Wm. Morrow, 1977 317 p.
4407 Combined Avalanche Seligman, Gerald Snow Structure and Ski Fields: Being An Account Of Snow A London: Macmillan, 1936 555 p, illus.
4534 Combined Avalanche Lang, T.E. Numerical Simulation Of Snow Avalanche Impact On Structur Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mt. Forest & Range Experi 1980 23 p. illus.
4502 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy Avalanche Atlas, Ouray County, Colorado Silverton, CO:Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research, 1977 vi, 131 p. illus. m
4628 Combined Avalanche Fredston, Jill Snow Sense:A Guide To Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazar Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Mountain Safety Center, 1994 116 p. illus
4470 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Methods Of Avalanche Control On Washington Highways: Thir Seattle, WA:Geophysics Program, Univ. of Washin 1973 187 p. illus.
4597 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce In Situ Tensile Strength Of Snow In Relation To Slab Avalanc Calgary, Alberta:Author, 1989
4439 Combined Avalanche Losev, K.S. Laviny SSR (Avalanches In The USSR) Leningrad, USSR: Hydrometeorological Publishing H 1966 130 p.
4565 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service National Avalanche School Manual 1983
4408 Combined Avalanche Buchner, Edwin Snow And Avalanches In Winter 1945/46 Ottawa:National Research Council of Canada, 1948 ii, 19 p.
4535 Combined Avalanche Maher, James M. The Slope Template, A Tool For The Avoidance Of Snow Ava Chico, CA:Author, 1980 vi, 52 lvs, illus.
4503 Combined Avalanche Diltz-Siler, Barbara Understanding Avalanches:How To FoilThe "White Death." Lynnwood, WA: Signpost Publications, 1977 32 p. illus.
4629 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Calgary:Snowline Technical Services, 1994 iv, 48 p. illus.
4471 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron. compiler Advances In North American Avalanche Technology: 1972 Sy Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1973 54 p. illus.
4598 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Instrumentation And Documentation Of Snow Avalanche Loa Denver, CO:Colorado Dept. of Highways, 1989 33 lvs. illus.
4440 Combined Avalanche Magono, C. Meterological Classification Of Natural Snow Crystals Sapporo, Japan: J. Faculty Science Series VII, 1966