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
Alpine Biography Woodlief, Jennifer Ski To Die: The Bill Johnson Story Cincinnati, OH:Emmis Books, 2005 247 p. illus.
1380 Alpine Children Billings, Henry Skiing The Impossible London:Hodder & Stoughton, 1999 28 p. illus.
2339 Alpine Guide Skalka, Patricia A Complete Guide To Skiing In The Midwest Chicago, IL: ContemporaryBooks, Inc., 1978 282 p. illus.
2422 Alpine Guide Goldsmith, James The Dolomites Of Italy: A Travel Guide Edison, NJ: Hunter Publishing, 1989 277 p. illus.
2505 Alpine Guide Eastern United States Ski Country Access New York: AccessPress, Distributed by HarperPeren 1994 158 p. illus
2588 Alpine Handbook Bass, Howard The Magic Of Skiing Boston, C.T. Branford Company, 1960 143 p. illus.
2671 Alpine Handicap Levy, L. Ski Instruction For The Developmentally Disabled Reno. NV:L. Levy, 1990
2753 Alpine Mountaineering Firsoff, V.A. The Cairngorms On Foot And Ski London: Robert Hale, 1949 279 p. illus.
2835 Alpine Mountaineering Edwards, P.K. The Sierra High Route Ventura, CA:Surfrider Publishing, 1995 48 p. illus.
2913 Alpine Psychology Stone, Roslyn Elizabeth Meanings Found In The Acts Of Skiing And Surfing Los Angeles, CA: Author, 1970 iv, 136 lvs.
2997 Alpine Racing United States Ski Association: Alpine Officials' Manual USSA: 1986 looseleaf binder format
3079 Alpine Teaching Guid CAST (Glasgow, Scotland) Curricular Package For 80226: Outdoor Pursuits Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom: CAST, 1990 74 p.
3163 Alpine Technique Schniebs, Otto Modern Ski Technique Brattleboro, VT: Stephen Daye Press, 1935 120 p. illus.
3246 Alpine Technique Albouy, Robert Skiing:Allais Technique Seattle, WA: Craftsman Press, 1950 47 p. illus.
3329 Alpine Technique Gemsch, Norbert Modern Ski-ing London: Cassell, 1964 112 p. illus.
3412 Alpine Technique Hathorn, Gina Ski-ing With Gina Hathorn London:Paul, 1974 96 p. illus
3495 Alpine Technique Howe, John Skiing Mechanics LaPorte, CO: Poudre Press, 1983 160 p. illus.
1185 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. Tracking The Snowshoe Itinerant Breckenridge, CO:Snowstorm Publications, 1981 126 p. illus.
1348 Alpine Children Cochran, Barbara Ann Teach Your Child To Ski Lexington, MA: S. Greene Press, 1989 127 p. illus.
1461 Alpine Equipment Melsky, Gerald Steven The Design Of A Device To Test The Dynamic Performance Of Boston, MA:Author, 1979 57 lvs. illus. plans