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 ascending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4121 Alpine Video Viehman, John Backcountry Skiing In Idaho Stamford, CT:Capital Cities/ABC Video Publishing, 1995 VHS40 min
4247 Alpine Video Shaw, Vince Los Alamos Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 2000 VHS32 min.
4371 Alpine Women Loring, Maggie Skiing: A Woman's Guide New York:McGraw-Hill Professional Book Group, 1999 144 p. illus.
1236 Alpine Biography Fairlie, Gerard Flight Without Wings: The Biography of Hannes Schneider New York:A.S. Barnes, 1957 223 p. illus
1356 Alpine Children Jordon, Dorothy Skiing With Children New York: TWYCH 1990
1481 Alpine Equipment Hsiao, Elizabeth T. A Dynamic Model To Study The Influence of Alpine Ski Boot Rochester, NY: Author, 1994 80 lvs. illus.
1607 Alpine Film Jay, John Alps To The Andes Williamstown, MA: John Jay Productions, 1949 16 mm.
1733 Alpine Film Becker, Marvin. producer Flame In The Snow 1960 16 mm.30 min
1860 Alpine Film Smythe, Cyrus Skiing: Parallel Turns Chicago, IL: Athletic Institute, 1969 Sup 8 mm4 min
1986 Alpine Film Aetna Life & Casualty Flight Without Wings Hartford, CT:Aetna Life & Casualty, 1977 16 mm. 27 min
2113 Alpine Film Papanicolaou, Constantine Chapter Three E Media films, 1999 16 mm.
2236 Alpine Guide Pennsylvania Travel Development Bureau Skiing In Pennsylvania: Go Where The Skiers Go! Harrisburg, PA:The Department, 1960 8 p. illus. map
2363 Alpine Guide Kidd, Billy Billy Kidd's American Ski Guide Beverly Hills, CA: Citrus House Publishers, 1982 431 p. illus.
2489 Alpine Guide Reid, T.R. Ski Japan! Tokyo; New York: Kodansha International, 1993 328 p.
2616 Alpine Handbook Crawford, Judy Skiing Basics Toronto, Canada: Methuen, 1976 101 p. illus.
2742 Alpine Mountaineering Wedderburn, E.A. Alpine Climbing On Foot And With Ski Manchester:Open Air Publications, 1936 114 p.
2831 Alpine Mountaineering Dumler, Helmut The High Mountains Of The Alps Seattle, WA:The Mountaineers, 1994 224 p. illus
2953 Alpine Racing D'Egville, Alan H. Slalom: Its Technique, Organization and Rules London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1934 159 p. illus.
3079 Alpine Teaching Guid CAST (Glasgow, Scotland) Curricular Package For 80226: Outdoor Pursuits Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: CAST, 1990 74 p.
3207 Alpine Technique Northland Ski Company Northland Ski Manual St. Paul, MN:Northland Ski Manufacturing Compan 1939? 49 p. illus.