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
2420 Alpine Guide Fodor's Fodor's Skiing In North America New York: Fodor's, 1989 393 p. illus.
2547 Alpine Guide Hobson, Clive Skiing USA:The Guide For Skiers And Snowboarders New York:Fodor's Travel Publications, 1999 xiv, 379 p.
2673 Alpine Handicap Sword, D. Challenge ConditionsA Guide For Instructors And Helpers In Seattle, WA:Author, 1993
2799 Alpine Mountaineering Barnett, Steve The Best Ski Touring In America San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1987 266 p. illus.
2919 Alpine Psychology Gallwey, W. Timothy Inner Skiing Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Bantam Books, 1977 191 p.
3046 Alpine Teaching Guid Patton, Miner OK, Class:A Manual For Beginning Ski Instructors Portland, OR:Author, 1966
3173 Alpine Technique Holm, Ingrid Skiing: A Handbook For Teachers Troy, NY: Russell Sage College Press, 1936 114 p. illus.
3299 Alpine Technique Leclere, Remy A. The Allais Or Parallel Ski Technique:A Complete Instruction New York:Parallel Ski School, 1960? [46] p. illus.
3426 Alpine Technique Smythe, Cyrus Skiing Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1975 82 p. illus.
3552 Alpine Technique Bartelski, Konrad Learn To Ski In A Weekend London: Dorling Kindersley, 1991 95 p. illus.
3677 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Excuse Me Please Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1980? VHS53 min.
3803 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions Against All Odds New York:Jalbert Productions, 1987 VHS26 min.
3930 Alpine Video Jalbert Productions World Cup 1990 New York:Jalbert Productions, 1990 VHS30 min.
4056 Alpine Video Stanfield, James A Matter Of Inconvenience Derry, NH: Chip Taylor Communications, 1993 VHS16 min.
4182 Alpine Video Perfect Form 1997 VHS
Alpine Wit & Humor Reynolds, Helen Skiing Guests And Other Problems San Francisco, CA:Author, 1940? 45 p. illus
1256 Alpine Biography Valens, Evans G. The Other Side Of The Mountain New York: Warner Books, 1975 301 p. 8 lvs of pla
1382 Alpine Children Shedden, John Skiing And Snowboarding London:Black, 2000 48 p. illus.
1506 Alpine Film Howard, Dr. Frank All Year Skiing In California 1935
1633 Alpine Film Jay, John Alpine Safari Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1951 16 mm