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 descending Secondary Di Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
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.
1522 Alpine Film Ski Battalion Artkino Pictures, 1938
1648 Alpine Film Union Pacific Railroad Championship Skiing Omaha, NE: Union Pacific Railroad Motion Picture B 1952 16 mm. 13 min.
1775 Alpine Film Hart Metal Ski Company The White Badge St. Paul, MN: Hart Ski Company, 1964 30 min
1901 Alpine Film Sylvester, Rick Ski El Cap 1971 l0 min
2028 Alpine Film Steamboat Ski Corporation Steamboat--I Like It Here Steaboat Springs, CO: The Corporation, 1980 16 mm. 20 min
2151 Alpine Grass & Dry Sl Day, Greg Australian Grass Ski-ing Richmond, S.A.: Australia: Raphael Arts, 1979 52 p. illus
2278 Alpine Guide Rand, Abby Ski North America: Your Guide To The Top 28 Resorts Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, 1969 ix, 278 p. illus
2404 Alpine Guide Jaffe, Miles Great Ski Inns And Hotels Of America New York:Ski the Best, 1988 160 p. illus
2531 Alpine Guide Sandler, Corey Econoguide '97-98--Ski And Snowboard America: The Best Re Lincolnwood, IL:Contemporary Books, 1997 304 p.
2657 Alpine Handbook St. John, Allen Skiing For Dummies Foster City, CA: IDG Books, 1999 xxii, 334 p. illus.
2783 Alpine Mountaineering Kumar, Narinder Trisul Ski Expedition New Delhi, India: Vikas Publishing House, 1978 148 p. illus.
2904 Alpine Powder, Heli & Gmoser, Hans The CMH Gallery;A Visual Celebration Of CMH Heli-Skiing A Cranmore, Alta., Canada:Altitude Publishers, 1996 127 p. illus.
2995 Alpine Racing Samuel, John Ski Sunday London:British Broadcasting System, 1985 112 p. illus.
3122 Alpine Technique Lunn, Sir Arnold Ski-ing For Beginners New York:E.P. Dutton, 1924 127 p.illus.
3248 Alpine Technique Jacques, A. Downhill Skiing (French Technique) London:Nicholas Kaye, 1950 233 p. illus.
3375 Alpine Technique Boy Scouts of America Skiing New Brunswick, NJ:Boy Scouts of America, 1970 55 p. illus
3501 Alpine Technique Gaudez, Yves Ski The French Way: The Official Technique Of The EcoleDu London:Pelham, 1984 150 p. illus. maps
3627 Alpine Tuning Rader, David From Tip To Tail: The Layman's Guide To Alpine Ski Tuning Wichita, KS:Cornerstone Publishing Company, 1994 40 p.