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
2083 Alpine Film Miller, Warren Black Diamond Rush Hermosa Beach, CA: Warren Miller Entertainment, 1993
2244 Alpine Guide Girardi, Wolfgang Winter Sports Guide To Tyrol: Expert Advice As to When And Innsbruck:Pinguin-Verlag, 1963 125 p. illus.
2371 Alpine Guide Studebaker, Michael J. Budget Skiers Guidebook: Western U.S. Whittier, CA:M.J. Studebaker, 1983 47 p.
2497 Alpine Guide Crosetti, Cookie Northwest Ski Area Guide For Downhill And Cross-Country Sk Medina, WA: Johnson Associates, 1994 190 p. illus. maps
2624 Alpine Handbook Murray's Guide To Snow-Skiing Sydney, Australia, Murray, 1978 111 p. illus
2749 Alpine Mountaineering Busk, Douglas The Delectable Mountains London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1946 274 p. illus. maps
2871 Alpine Physiology Meyer, James L. Determining Anthropometric And Leg Power Differences Bet Ithaca, NY:Author, 1978 vi, 61 lvs.
2997 Alpine Racing United States Ski Association: Alpine Officials' Manual USSA: 1986 looseleaf binder format
3124 Alpine Technique Richardson, E.C. The Ski-Runner London:Cecil Palmer, 1924 ix, 234 p. illus.
3250 Alpine Technique Trouble-Shooting Guide For Skiers New York:Universal Publishing, 1950 32 p. illus
3377 Alpine Technique Kramer, Franz Ski The New Way Folkestone, England:Bailey Bros. & Swinfen, 1970 127 p. illus
3503 Alpine Technique Mittermaier, Rosi Skiing Denby Dale, Huddersfield, England: Springfield Book 1984 158 p. illus.
3629 Alpine Tuning Rader, David From Tip To Tail: The Layman's Guide To Basic Alpine Ski Tu Cornerstone Publishing, 1995 65 p.illus
3754 Alpine Video Travel Video Corporation Ski Colorado Phoenix, AZ:Travel Video Corporation, 1985 VHS30 min
3880 Alpine Video Multiglisse Virgin Video, 1988 VHS99 min
4007 Alpine Video Shurcliff, Sidney Dr. Quackenbush Skis The Headwall Franconia, NH: New England Ski Museum, 1992 VHs60 min
4132 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Snow Riders Boulder, CO:Warren Miller Entertainment, 1996 VHS92 min
4259 Alpine Video The Legendary Skier:The Stein Eriksen Story Franconia, NH:New England Ski Museum, 2000 VHS40 min.
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.