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
2066 Alpine Film Miller, Warren White Winter Heat Warren Miller Productions, 1987
2146 Alpine Freestyle Italia, Bob Skiing On The Edge Edina, MN: Minneapolis, MN: Abdo & Daughters, 1993 32 p. illus.
2229 Alpine Guide Riddell, James The Ski Runs Of Austria Toronto, Canada: Collins, 1958 262 p. illus.
2312 Alpine Guide Quebec. Province. Tourist Branch Ski Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Direction Generale du To 1974 80 p. illus.
2395 Alpine Guide Leocha, Charles Ski Europe: A Comprehensive Guide To Skiing Europe's Best Boston, MA:World-Leisure Corp., 1987 384 p. maps
2478 Alpine Guide St. Clair, Sasha Skier's Atlas Of New Zealand And Australia Wanaka, New Zealand:WSH Publishing, 1992 144 p. illus. maps
2561 Alpine Guide The Unofficial Guide To Skiing In The West London:Frommers/Transworld, 2002 608 p.
2644 Alpine Handbook Carter, Suzy Ski Tips Los Angeles, CA: Price Stern Sloan, 1988 64 p. illus.
2727 Alpine Mono-ski Hurn, Martyn Mono-skiing Marlborough, England: Crowood, 1988 96 p. illus
2840 Alpine Mountaineering Morris, Halstead Backcountry Skier's Field Book Denver, CO: Hacksaw Publishing Company, 1997
2918 Alpine Psychology Fowler, Corky The Hidden Skier Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books, 1977 128 p. illus.
3002 Alpine Racing Lang, Serge 21 Years Of World Cup Ski Racing London:Grafton, 1986 185 p. illus. maps
3084 Alpine Teaching Guid Australian Professional Ski Instructors Australian Professional Ski Instructors Teaching Manual Reservoir, Vic, Australia:Australian Professional Ski 1996 149 p.
3168 Alpine Technique Dudley, Charles M. It's Easy To Ski New York: Rogers, Kellogg, Stillson, 1936 47 p. illus.
3251 Alpine Technique Inter-Association for Skiing Swiss Skiing Handbook 1951
3334 Alpine Technique Sailer, Toni Ski With Toni Sailer London: Oak Tree Press, 1964 172 p.
3417 Alpine Technique Osterreichischer Berufsschilehreverband The New National Austrian Ski System London: Kaye and Ward, 1974 88 p.illus
3500 Alpine Technique British Association of Ski Instructors Ski Technique And Instruction Manual. The Official Teaching Aviemore, England: BASI, 1984 144 p. illus.
3583 Alpine Technique Gordon, Herb Essential Skiing:A Bible For Beginning Skiers New York:Lyons & Burford, 1996 192 p. illus.
3664 Alpine Video Eller, Harry. producer The Big Freeze United States:Comet Productions, 198? VHS91 min.