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 K Secondary Disort descending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4321 Alpine Wit & Humor Kampen, Irene Last Year At Sugarbush New York: W.W. Norton, 1966 158 p. illus.
4353 Alpine Wit & Humor Ingham, Richard Ski Whizz London: 1990 65p.
4322 Alpine Wit & Humor Crawford, Carolyn A B Skis:Fantastically Useful Ski Terms With Utterly Useless Birmingham, AL: Banner Press, 1967 35 p.
4354 Alpine Wit & Humor Nealy, William Skiing Tales Of Terror Birmingham, AL:Menasha Ridge Press, 1990 n.p. illus.
4323 Alpine Wit & Humor Ski Toons Los Angeles, CA:Petersen, 1967
4355 Alpine Wit & Humor Beard, Henry Skiing; A Skier's Dictionary London:Methuen, 1991 Revised edition
4356 Alpine Wit & Humor Stone, Harry Slippery Slopes:A Practical Guide To Happier Skiing Berwick upon Tweed:Bridge Studios, 1991 90 p. illus.
4324 Alpine Wit & Humor Cram, Bob Here Come The Skiers Denver, CO: Paper House, 1970 128 p. illus.
4357 Alpine Wit & Humor Fiddy, Roland The Fanatics Guide To Skiing London:Exeley, 1992 not paged
4325 Alpine Wit & Humor Clement, Joe Ski Lines From A Lift Shack Ketchum, ID: Stonegate Unlimited, 1971 unpaged, illus.
4358 Alpine Wit & Humor Forbes, Ernest The World's Best Skiing Jokes London: HarperCollins, 1993 86 p. illus.
4326 Alpine Wit & Humor Godlington, Doug Piste London: Wolfe Publishing, 1971 95 p. illus.
4359 Alpine Wit & Humor Miller, Warren On Film In Print Vail, CO:Ritem & Printem, 1994 268 p. illus
4327 Alpine Wit & Humor Algiers, JoAnn It Happens In Sun Valley Sun Valley, ID:J & N. Algiers, 1972 48 p.
4296 Alpine Wit & Humor Cleaver, Reginald A Book Of Winter Sports London:Adam & Charles Black, 1911 62 p. illus.
4360 Alpine Wit & Humor Poster, Carol Skiing!: Faceplants, Eggbeaters, And Snowsnakes:A Guide T Merillville, IN:ICS Books, 1995 74 p. illus.
4328 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Ski Total Salzburg, Austria:Fahrner, 1972 1 v. (unpaged), ch
4297 Alpine Wit & Humor Pocock, Noel Below Zero:A Travesty Of Winter Sports London:Hodder & Stoughton, 1911 62 p.
4361 Alpine Wit & Humor Nicol, Eric Skiing Is Believing Red Deer, Alta., Canada:Johnson Gorman Publishe 1996 80 p.illus.
4329 Alpine Wit & Humor Fahrner, Rudiger Hooked On Sking Ipswich, MA:Ipswich Press, 1972