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
4301 Alpine Wit & Humor Emtage, J.B. Ski Fever London: Metheun, 1936 109 p. illus.
1216 Alpine Autobiography Finlayson, Frith The Ski Teacher;An Autobiography Coupar Angus, U.K.:Wm. Culross, 1997 vii, 278 p. illus.
1339 Alpine Children Mogul Mike: Young Skier's Acitivity Book Springfield, MA:Nationmal Ski Areas Association, 1985 [12] p. illus. + l s
1464 Alpine Equipment Schultes, Hermann The Alpine Ski Middletown, CT: Olin Ski Company, 1980 x, 165 p. illus.
1590 Alpine Film Ski Safari New York:Hawley-Lord, Inc., 1947 16 mm. ll mins
1717 Alpine Film Gibson, Dan Sky Skiing Released by Canadian Travel Film Library, 1958- 16 mm. 14 min.
1843 Alpine Film Abel, Robert.director Killy, Le Champion Metromedia Producers Corp., 1969 16 mm. 60 min.
1970 Alpine Film Von Wiesenberger, Arthur White on White 1975 16 mm. 9 min.
2131 Alpine Freestyle Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance Freestyle Pedagogy Manual Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance, 1976 47 p.
2257 Alpine Guide Osterreichische Fremdenverkehrswerbung Ski-ing Centres In Austria Wien, Austria: 1965 52 p. illus.
2384 Alpine Guide Studebaker, Michael J. Budget Skiers Guidebook: Western U.S. Whittier, CA: Glastonbury Press, 1985 158 p.
2510 Alpine Guide Sharpe, Marty A Guide To The Ski Areas Of New Zealand Auckland, N.Z.:Random House, 1995 336 p. illus. maps
2637 Alpine Handbook Berry, I. William The Great North American Ski Book New York:Scribner, 1984 xxxvi, 471 p. illus
2762 Alpine Mountaineering Ski Club of Great Britain Handbook On Ski-Touring And Glacier Skiing London:Ski Club of Great Britain in conjunction with 1961
3009 Alpine Racing Goodwin, David Andrew Kinematic Considerations Of Elite Alpine Slalom Ski Racers Kalamazoo, MI:Author, 1990 vi, 132 lvs. Illus.
3136 Alpine Technique D'Egville, Alan H. Modern Ski-ing London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1929 176 p. illus
3263 Alpine Technique Georg, Hans Modern Ski Systems New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1954 64 p. illus.
3389 Alpine Technique Jerome, John Sports Illustrated Skiing New York: Harper & Row, 1971 96 p. illus
3516 Alpine Technique Claridge, Marit Usborne Book Of Skiing Tulsa, OK: EDC Pub., 1986 64 p. illus
3640 Alpine Video Pyramid Films Ski Whiz Santa Monica, CA: Pyramid Films, 1972 VHS8 min