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
2588 Alpine Handbook Bass, Howard The Magic Of Skiing Boston, C.T. Branford Company, 1960 143 p. illus.
2715 Alpine Lifts USDA Forest Service Aerial Tramways, Ski Lifts And Tows: Description And Termin Washington, D.C.:USDA Forest Service, 1985 v, 122 p. illus.
2839 Alpine Mountaineering Haddad, Ron Indian Peak Descents:Ski Mountaineering And Snowboardin Boulder, CO:Sigma Books, 1996 vii, 147 p. photos.
2961 Alpine Racing International Colloquy On Medical Problems Connected With Grenoble, France: 1968 61 p. illus.
3087 Alpine Teaching Guid Dinning, Stephen J. Teaching The Professional Ski Instructors Of America (PSIA) Virginia Beach, VA:Author, 2001 28 lvs.
3215 Alpine Technique Lang, Otto How To Ski: A Book For Both The Beginner And The Experien New York: The Sun Dial Press, 1941 72 p. illus.
3341 Alpine Technique Penhallegon, William James Mechanical Analysis Of Ski Turns Pullman, WA: Author, 1965 82 lvs.
3467 Alpine Technique Sanders, Richard J. The Anatomy Of Skiing New York: Vintage Books, 1979 197 p. illus.
3594 Alpine Technique Bays, Roger Ski Magic:The Secrets Of Skiing Explained Christchurch:Squaremoon Creations, 1997 161 p. illus.
3718 Alpine Video Moulton, Richard W. producer & director Legends Of American Skiing Huntington, VT:Keystone Productions, 1983 VHS 78 min.
3845 Alpine Video Charette, Bill. director The Other Olympians New York: Filmakers Library, 1988 VHS28 min
3971 Alpine Video Real Action Pictures Tales From The Snow Zone Calgary, Alberta, Canada: RAP Productions, 1991 VHS
4097 Alpine Video Dukeman, Joe. director Small Planet, Big Winter Dogs of Winter/Joe Dukeman Productions, 1995 VHS52 min
4223 Alpine Video Siig, Steven Heart & Soul e Media films, 1999 VHS
4347 Alpine Wit & Humor Dunstan, Keith Skiing, The Skiing Dictionary Newton Abbot:David & Charles, 1987 77 p. illus
1173 Alpine Autobiography Strom, Erling Pioneers On Skis Central Valley, NY:Smith Clove Press, 1977 xi, 239 p. illus
Alpine Biography Woodlief, Jennifer Ski To Die: The Bill Johnson Story Cincinnati, OH:Emmis Books, 2005 247 p. illus.
1421 Alpine Equipment E. Dethleffsen & Cie. Winter-Katalog Bern, Switzerland?, E. Dethleffsen?, 1900 36 p. illus.
1548 Alpine Film 10th Mountain Division Film Denver, CO:10th Mountain Division Resource Cente 1941- 4 reels
1674 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Symphony On Skis Rolling Hills, CA: Warren Miller Productions, 1954 120 min