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
1231 Alpine Autobiography Street, Picabo Picabo:Nothing To Hide Chicago, IL:Contemporary Books, 2002 279 p. illus.
1199 Alpine Autobiography Baldwin, Henry Ives The Skiing Life Concord, NH: Evans Printing, 1992 97 p.illus.
1200 Alpine Autobiography Burr, T.J. Rocky Mountain Adventure Collection: The Adventures of a C Santa Barbara, CA:Fithian Press, 1992 304 p.illus.
1168 Alpine Autobiography Foeger, Walter Through Heaven And Hell On Skis New York: Carlton Press, 1970 189 p.
Alpine Autobiography Miller, Bode Bode:Go Fast, Be Good, Have Fun New York:Villard Books, 2005 215 p. illus.
4468 Combined Avalanche Wilson, Norman A. Ski Area Planning For Avalanches Reno, NV:USDA Forest Service, National Avalanch 1972 23 p. illus.
4595 Combined Avalanche Conway, Howard Prediction Of Snow Avalanches In Maritime Climates Technic Olympia, WA:Wash. State Dept. of Transportation, 1989 1 v. (various pagin
4437 Combined Avalanche Fraser, Colin The Avalanche Enigma London: John Murray Publishers, Ltd., 1966 301 p. illus.
4563 Combined Avalanche Daffern, Tony Avalanche Safety For Skiers And Climbers Seattle, WA: Cloudcap Press, Distributed by Alpenb 1983 172 p. illus.
4532 Combined Avalanche Huber, Thomas Patrick A Multi-Step Method For Avalanche Zone Recognition And An Boulder, CO:Author, 1980 x, 155 lvs.illus.
4500 Combined Avalanche Annual Summary Of Information On Natural Disasters: Earthq New York: UNIPUB, 1976 101 p. illus.
4626 Combined Avalanche The National Avalanche Foundation The National Avalanche Foundation's 13th National Avalanch Reno, NV: National Avalanche Foundation, 1993 300 lvs. illus
4469 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Instrumentation For Snow Weather & Avalanche Observations Alta,UT: Alta Avalanche Study Center, 1973 80 p. illus.
4596 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Calgary:Snowline Technical Services, 1989?
4438 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. The Relation Of Crystal Riming To Avalanche Formation In N Washington,D.C: USDA Forest Service, 1966 10 leaves.
4564 Combined Avalanche Daffern, Tony Avalanche Safety For Skiers And Climbers London: Diadem Books, 1983 172 p. illus
4406 Combined Avalanche Bentley, W.A. Snow Crystals New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1931 227 p. illus.
4533 Combined Avalanche Kirk, Ruth Snow New York:Morrow Quill Paperbacks, 1980 320 p. illus.
4501 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy Avalanche Hazard In Ouray County, Colorado: 1877-1976 Boulder, CO: Univ. of Colorado Institute Of Artic & Al 1977 125 p.
4627 Combined Avalanche Utah Avalanche Forecast Center Snow And Avalanches In Utah:Annual Report 1992-93 Washington, DC:USDA Forest Service, 1993 50 p. illus. maps