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
4095 Alpine Video Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Snow Motion 1995? VHS40 min.
4221 Alpine Video Porino, Steve. director Fast Thinking 1999? VHS23 min.
4345 Alpine Wit & Humor Waters, Barry Back On The Piste: A Guide To Armchair Skiing London:Macdonald, 1985 96 p. illus
1171 Alpine Autobiography Dyer, Rev. John L. The Snow-Shoe Itinerant: An Autobiography Of The Rev. Joh Father Dyer United Methodist Church, 1975 362 p. illus.
1296 Alpine Biography Wilson, Bill Challenging The Mountain:The Life And Times Of Wendell R Auburn, CA: Robie Historical Foundation, 1998 249 p.
1419 Alpine Conditioning Frediani, Paul Ski Flex:Better Skiing Through Flexibility And Conditioning New York:Hatherleigh Press, 2002 101 p. ?
1172 Alpine Autobiography Engen, Sverre Skiing A Way Of Life: Saga Of The Engen Brothers: Alf, Sverr Sandy, UT: Scotlo Enterprises, 1976 211 p. illus.
1297 Alpine Biography Brown, Richard Struan:The Extraordinary Story Of Karl And Eileen Fuchs St. Albans:Right Words, 2000 515 p. illus.
1420 Alpine Diet/Nutrition DiCarlo, Cheryl The Effects Of High And Low Carbohydrate Diets On Perceive Missoula, MT:Author, 1979 vii, 53 lvs. Illus.
1547 Alpine Film Two-Faced Woman Hollywood, CAMetro Goldwyn Mayer, 1940
1673 Alpine Film Miller Brewing Company Winterskol 1954 20 min
1800 Alpine Film Barrymore, Dick A Cool Breath Of Fresh Air Sun Valley, ID: Dick Barrymore Productions, 1966 16 mm. 90 min
1926 Alpine Film Johnson & Johnson Ski Injuries Released by Association-Sterling Films, 1973 16 mm. 35 min.
2053 Alpine Film Rey, Margaret Curious George Goes Skiing Morris Plains, NJ:Lucerne Media, 1984 16 mm.5 min
2176 Alpine Guide Federal Writers Program, New York City Skiing In The East: The Best Trails And How To Get There New York: M.S. Barrows & Company, 1939 334 p. maps
2303 Alpine Guide Mokres, James A. Ski America Cheap Boston, MA: Little Brown and Company, 1973 xii, 305 p. illus
2429 Alpine Guide Pooley, Stephen Berlitz Austria Ski Guide Lausanne, Switzerland: Berlitz Guides, 1989 256 p. illus.
2556 Alpine Guide Ski Utah:The Greatest Snow On Earth:2001-2002 Winter Vac Salt Lake City, UT:Ski Utah, 2001 101 p. illus. maps
2682 Alpine Lifts Riblet Tramway Company Typical Chair Lift Specifications And Illustrations Spokane, WA: Riblet Tramway Company, N.,D.
2807 Alpine Mountaineering Thorp, Dave Skiing Alaska's Back Forty Anchorage, AK: Glacier House Publications, 1987 92 p. illus.