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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
3482 Alpine Technique Stroud, Ken Skiing Agincourt, Ontario:GLC, 1981 26 p.
3609 Alpine Technique Harb, Harold R. Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier Long Island City, NY:Hatherleigh Press, 2001 208 p. illus.
3733 Alpine Video National Ski Areas Association Ski Area Accident Investigations:Tips & Techniques Springfield, MA:National Ski Areas Association, 1984 Beta17 min
3860 Alpine Video Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Skiing With Style Minneapolis, MN: 3M Leisure Time Products, 1988 VHS Two cassettes, 60 min each
3986 Alpine Video Heckleman, Martin Powder Skiing Made Easy Massapequa, NY:Martin Heckelman & Company, 1992 VHS54 min
4112 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Vertical Reality Warren Miller Productions, 1995 VHS102 min.
4238 Alpine Video Burshtan, John W. Winter Denver, CO:KRMA-TV 2000 VHS26 min.
4362 Alpine Wit & Humor Whittemore, Richard F. For The Love Of Skiing Seattle, WA:Whittemore Cartoons, 1999 236 p. illus.
7087 Winter Sports Jefferis, David Snow Sports Austin, TX:Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 2002 32 p. illus.
4377 Academic Curri Sullivan, June Ann Documentation Of A Parent Sponsored Curriculum Alternativ Greeley, CO:Author, 1980 79 lvs. & videoca
1266 Biography Fry, John Winners On The Ski Slopes New York: Franklin Watts, 1979 48 p. illus.

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