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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
4078 Alpine Video Peake, Christopher The Best Of Lake Tahoe Westlake Village, CA:Brentwood Home Video, 1994 VHS50 min.
4204 Alpine Video Teton Gravity Research Uprising Teton Village, WY:Teton Gravity Research, 1998 VHS; PAL 60 min.
4327 Alpine Wit & Humor Algiers, JoAnn It Happens In Sun Valley Sun Valley, ID:J & N. Algiers, 1972 48 p.
1154 Alpine Autobiography D'Egville, Alan H. Adventures In Safety London:Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., 1937 x, 340 p. illus.
1278 Alpine Biography McCabe, Nora Laurie Graham Markham, Ontario, Canada: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1990 48 p. illus.
1401 Alpine Conditioning Robinson, Gwen Rector Skiing: Conditioning And Technique Palo Alto, CA: Mayfield Publishing Co., 1974 viii, 99 p. illus.
1528 Alpine Film Riesner, Charles. director Winter Carnival United Artists, 1939 91 min.
1654 Alpine Film Coty, Victor Winter Holiday Stowe, VT:Victor Coty, 1953? Color
1781 Alpine Film National Film Board of Canada Skiing: Selection And Care Of Equipment National Film Board of Canada, 1964 35 mm
1907 Alpine Film Copper Mountain Copper Mountain Denver, CO: Summit Films, 1972 16 mm. 14 min
1279 Alpine Biography Snowshoe Thompson:His Life And Adventures Minden, NV:Carson Valley Historical Society, 1991 36 p. illus. map
1402 Alpine Conditioning Zetterberg, Kim Luther Basic Conditioning Factors And Their Influence On SkierPerf Fort Collins, CO:Author, 1977 viii, 102 lvs. illus
1529 Alpine Film RKO Pathe White Magic RKO Pathe 1939 16 mm. 9 min
1655 Alpine Film D.P.M. Productions Skiing In The Swiss Mountains Released by Films of the Nations Distributions, 1953 16 mm. 13 min.
1782 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Harriman Cup Omaha, NE:Union Pacific Railroad, 1964 43 min
1908 Alpine Film Dept. of Cinema, Univ. of So. Calif. Mineral King Los Angeles, CA: Univ. of Southern California, 1972 16 mm. 28 min
2035 Alpine Film Jalbert Productions Anatomy Of The Downhill New York:Jalbert Productions, 1981 16 mm.30 min?
2158 Alpine Guide Brooke, Margaret L. Winter Life In Switzerland: Its Sports And Health Resorts Zurich: 1913 347 p. illus.
2285 Alpine Guide Quebec. Tourist Branch Ski Centres And Slopes Quebec, 1970 45 p. illus.
2411 Alpine Guide Victoria. Alpine Resorts Commission Ski Victoria Melbourne, Australia, Alpine Resorts Commission, 1988 32 p. illus. map

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