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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
3600 Alpine Technique McNeill, Craig How To Ski The Blues And Blacks: (Without Getting Black An Littleton, CO:Blue Willow, 1998 480 p. illus.
3724 Alpine Video Benedict, Darell. producer-director An Introduction To Alpine Skiing Redondo Beach, CA:Morris Video, 1984 VHS45 min
3851 Alpine Video Head, Howard The Howard Head Story: Head Skis And Prince Tennis Racket Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing Div 1988 VHS50 min
3977 Alpine Video Wade, Patty In Shape To Ski Glenwood Springs, CO:Versatile Productions, 1991 VHS65 min
4103 Alpine Video Harley, Ned R. Sensational Skiing:Dancing With Gravity On A Ballroom Of Vail, CO:Vail Press, 1995 VHS
4229 Alpine Video The North Face Higher On The Mountain Straight Up Films, 1999 VHS
4353 Alpine Wit & Humor Ingham, Richard Ski Whizz London: 1990 65p.
4354 Alpine Wit & Humor Nealy, William Skiing Tales Of Terror Birmingham, AL:Menasha Ridge Press, 1990 n.p. illus.
1143 Alpine Ability Testing Robitaille, Claude Alpine Skier Evaluation Program Granby, Quebec,Canada: Author, 1985 27 p.
1267 Alpine Biography Fiester, Mark Look For Me In Heaven:The Life Of John Lewis Dyer Boulder, CO: Pruett Press, 1980 504 p. illus.
1391 Alpine Conditioning Hollaus, Otto R. Make Yourself Fit To Ski: Conditioning Exercises For Skiers New York: Wm. Morrow, 1942 43 p. illus.
1517 Alpine Film Oh Say Can You Ski? Hollywood, CA:Paramount Paragraphics, 1938?
1644 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Winter Weekend Ottawa, Canada:National Film Board of Canada, 1952 16 mm. 11 min.
1770 Alpine Film Canada, Dept. of National Health Skiing: Basic Skills, Part I Montreal, Quebec, Canada: The Board, 1964 35 mm
2023 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick 20 Years Of Skiing Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1980 16 mm. 90 min
2184 Alpine Guide USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Region The Snow Book:Your National Forest Winter Sports Guide 1940? 47 p.
2310 Alpine Guide Pennsylvania Travel Development Bureau Put Yourself In A World Of Skiing In Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA:Pennsylovania Department of Comm 1974 13 p. illus. map
2437 Alpine Guide Chamberlain, Tony A Critical Guide To Alpine Ski Areas Of The U.S. And Canada New York: S. Greene Press/Pelham Books, 1990 158 p. illus.
2563 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski America And Canada Hampstead, NY:World Leisure Corp., 2002 543 p. illus. maps
2690 Alpine Lifts American Standards Association Aerial Passenger Tramways, Safety Code New York: American Standards Association, 1964

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