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
4473 Combined Avalanche Wilson, Norman A. Ski Area Planning For Avalanches Denver, CO:USDA Forest Service, National Avalanc 1973 23 p. illus.
4600 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region Avalanche Safety Information For Washington And Northern Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, 1989 8 p.illus.
4443 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron Optimum Probing For Avalanche Victims Alta, UT:USDA Forest Service, 1967 10 lvs.illus.
4569 Combined Avalanche Fredston, Jill Snow Sense: A Guide To Evaluating Avalanche Hazard Anchorage, AK: Alaska Department of Natural Resou 1984 48, p. illus.
4411 Combined Avalanche Borland, Whitney McNair Investigations Of Conditions Causing Avalanches Nationnal Ski Patrol System, 1952 49 lvs. diags. tables
4537 Combined Avalanche Seligman, Gerald Snow Structure And Ski Fields: Being An Account Of Snow A Cambridge, England: International Glaciological Soci 1980 555 p. illus.
4506 Combined Avalanche McNair, Donald An Acoustic Emissions Monitoring System For Avalanche Sno Fort Collins, CO: USDA/CSU, 1977 4 p. illus.
4632 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Avalanche Prediction For Persistent Snow Slides Calgary, Alberta:Author, 1995 xxi, 225 lvs. Illus.
4474 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Richard L. Development Of Methodology For Evaluation & PredictionOf Boulder,CO: Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research, 1974 141 p.illus.
4601 Combined Avalanche Fesler, Doug Avalanche Hazard Analysis & Mitigation Recommendations F Juneau, AK:Alaska Dept of Transportation and Publ 1990 59 lvs.illus. map
4444 Combined Avalanche Sommerhalder, E. Avalanche Forces And The Protection Of Objects Alta, UT:Alta Avlanche Study Center, 1967 13 lvs. illus.
4570 Combined Avalanche Institute For Research in Construction Avalanche Accidents in Canada. (Part) 3:A Selection Of Cas Institute for Research in Construction, 1984?
4412 Combined Avalanche Atwater, Montgomery Avalanche Handbook Washington, D.C. U.S. Forest Service 1953 iv, 146 p. illus.
4538 Combined Avalanche Stethem, C.J. Avalanche Accidents In Canada 2:A Selection Of Case Histor Ottawa, Canada: National Research Council, 1980
4507 Combined Avalanche Schmidt, R.A. A System That Measures Blowing Snow Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Forest & Range E 1977 81 p. illus.
4633 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Hazard Index For Colorado Highways Denver, CO:Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 1995 53, 9 lvs.
4475 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Methods Of Avalanche Control In Washington Mountain High Seattle, WA:Geophysics Program, Univ. of Washin 1974 18 p. illus.
4602 Combined Avalanche International Snow Science Workshop (1990: Bigfork, MT) A Merging Of Theory And Practice: Proceedings, Internationa Bigfork, MT:ISSW '90 Committee, 1990 ix, 337 p. illus. maps
4445 Combined Avalanche Anderson, Frank Frontier Guide To The Incredible Rogers Pass Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Frontier Publishers, 1968 56 p.
4571 Combined Avalanche International Snow Science Workshop (1984; Aspen, Colorado) International Snow Science Workshop Proceedings: A Mergin Aspen, CO: ISSW Workshop Committee, 1984 ix, 218 p. illus. maps