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
4518 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron Avalanche Handbook Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1978 254 p. illus.
4644 Combined Avalanche Daffern, Tony Avalanche Safety For Skiers, Climbers And Snowboarders Calgary:Rocky Mountain Books, 1999 192 p. illus.
4487 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service National Avalanche School Manual 1975
4614 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Calgary;Snowline Technical Services, 1992 50 p. illus
4455 Combined Avalanche Gardner, Noel Artillery Control Of Avalanches Along Mountain Highways Fort Collins, CO: USDA, 1970 29 p. illus.
4582 Combined Avalanche International Snow Science Workshop (1986; Lake Tahoe, CA) A Merging Of Theory And Practice:Proceedings Of The Inter Homewood, CA:ISSW Workshop Committee, 1986 viii, 248 p. illus. maps
4424 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service Avalanche Handbook Washington, DC: 1961 iv, 146 p. illus
4550 Combined Avalanche Guidelines For Weather, Snowpack, and Avalanche Observat Ottawa, Canada: National Research Council Of Cana 1981 vi, 60 p. illus.
4519 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron editor Avalanche Control, Forecasting And Safety:Proceedings Of Ottawa, Canada:National Research Council of Cana 1978 301 p.
4645 Combined Avalanche Martinelli, M Historic Avalanches In The Northern Front Range And The Ce Fort Collins, CO:USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mt. 1999 vii, 270 p. illus. maps
4488 Combined Avalanche Williams, Knox The Snowy Torrents: Avalanche Accidents in the United State Washington, D.C.: USDAForest Service, 1975 190 p. illus.
4615 Combined Avalanche Joy, W. Brugh Avalanche New York: Ballantine, 1992 368 p.
4456 Combined Avalanche International Vanni Eigenman Fondation Report of Activities January, 1963-June, l970 Milan, Italy: Fondation Vanni Eigenman, 1970
4583 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Debris Flow And Debris Avalanche Hazard Analysis And Mitig Gunnison, CO:The Company, 1986 23 lvs. illus. maps
4425 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service Snow Avalanches: A Handbook Of Forecasting And Control M Washington, D.C.: USDA Forest Service, 1961 84 p. illus.
4551 Combined Avalanche Brown, R.L. Proceedings Of A Workshop On The Properties Of Snow, 8-10 Hanover, NH: U.S. Army CRREL 1982 135 p.
4520 Combined Avalanche Salway, A.A. A Seismic And Transducer System For Monitoring Velocities Ottawa:National Research Council, Division of Build 1978
4646 Combined Avalanche Williams, Knox Avalanche Wise:Your Guide To Avalanche Safety In Colorad Boulder, CO:Colorado Avalanche Information Center 1999 24 p. illus.
4521 Combined Avalanche Tufty, Barbara One Thousand & One Questions Answered About Earthquakes New York:Dover, 1978 350 p. illus.
4647 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Revelstoke, B.C.:Canadian Avalanche Association, 2000 vi, 78 p. illus.