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
4345 Alpine Wit & Humor Waters, Barry Back On The Piste: A Guide To Armchair Skiing London:Macdonald, 1985 96 p. illus
1171 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. The Snow-Shoe Itinerant: An Autobiography Of The Rev. Joh Father Dyer United Methodist Church, 1975 362 p. illus.
1296 Alpine Biography Wilson, Bill Challenging The Mountain:The Life And Times Of Wendell R Auburn, CA: Robie Historical Foundation, 1998 249 p.
1419 Alpine Conditioning Frediani, Paul Ski Flex:Better Skiing Through Flexibility And Conditioning New York:Hatherleigh Press, 2002 101 p. ?
1546 Alpine Film Swiss Ski School? Beginner To Parallel-- Swiss Ski School 1940
1672 Alpine Film Jay, John. director Winter Paradise Vitaphone Corp., 1954 35 mm.20 min
1799 Alpine Film ABC, Wide World of Sports FIS Championships, 1966 New York: American Broadcasting Company, 1966 16 mm. 52 min
1925 Alpine Film Bob Perry Productions North Country Lady Released by Association--Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. l9 min.
2052 Alpine Film Phoenix/BFA Films Little Dog Goes Skiing New York: Phoenix/BFA Films, 1984 16 mm. 8 min
2175 Alpine Guide Hertall, E.S. Cue's Guide To Winter Sports New York: Dodge, 1938 96 p.
2302 Alpine Guide Lunn, Sir Arnold The Bernese Oberland London:Allen and Unwin, 1973 171 p.
2428 Alpine Guide Parke, Hilary Scottish Skiing Handbook Barr:Luath, 1989 158 p. illus.
2555 Alpine Guide Ski New Jersey Trenton, NJ:Travel & Tourism, New Jersey Commer 2001 8 p. illus. map
2681 Alpine Lifts Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation General Information And Specifications For Roebling T-bar S Trenton, NJ: John A. Roebling's Sons Division, N.D.
2806 Alpine Mountaineering Rose, Eugene A. High Odyssey:The First Solo Winter Assault Of Mt. Whitney A Fresno, CA:Panorama West Books, 1987 160 p. illus. maps
2927 Alpine Psychology Gallwey, W. Timothy Inner Skiing New York:Bantam Books, 1981 191 p.
3053 Alpine Teaching Guid Bird, Geoffrey J. An Examination Of Stress In A Learn To Ski Program Edmonton, Alberta:Author, 1976 ix, 75 lvs.
3181 Alpine Technique Ward,G. Robert T. Skier's Handbook Of Concise, Modern Ski Technique And Cla Sydney, Australia: Alliance Printing Company, 1936? 55 p. illus.
3307 Alpine Technique Eriksen, Stein Modern Skiing Techniques Pro-Vacs Ski Instructions 1961 56 p.
3434 Alpine Technique Leuchs, Arne Total Skiing New York:Cornerstone Library, 1976 170 p. illus