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
4575 Combined Avalanche FAO Forest Resources Avalanche Control Rome, Italy: FAO of the United Nations, 1985 Unpaged illus.
4417 Combined Avalanche Roch, Andre Mechanism Of Avalanche Release Wilmette, IL:Snow, Ice And Permafrost Research E 1956 11 p. illus.
4543 Combined Avalanche Gray, D.M. editor Handbook Of Snow: Principles, Processes, Management & Us New York: Pergamon Press, 1981 776 p. illus.
4512 Combined Avalanche Kirk, Ruth Snow New York: William Morrow & Co., 1978 320 p. illus.
4638 Combined Avalanche National Ski Patrol System Avalanche Rescue Fundamentals Lakewood, CO;National Ski Patrol System, 1996
4481 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Alternate Methods Of Avlanche Control Seattle, WA:Geophysics Program, Univ. of Washin 1975 158 p. illus.
4608 Combined Avalanche Japan-U.S. Workshop on Snow Avalanche, Landslide, Debris Flow Prediction & Control (199 Proceedings Of The Japan-U.S. Workshop On Snow Avalanch [Tsukuba-shi, Japan?] 1991
4450 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron Modern Avalanche Rescue Alta, UT: Alta Avalanche Study Center, 1968 82 p. illus.
4576 Combined Avalanche Fredston, Jill Snow Sense: A Guide To EvaluatingSnow Avalanche Hazar Anchorage, Alaska: 1985
4418 Combined Avalanche Bell, Corydon The Wonder Of Snow New York:Hill & Wang 1957 269 p. illus.
4544 Combined Avalanche Grundher, Willy J. Avalanche Dogs:Capabilities And Limitations Of Avalanche California Rescue Dog Association, 1981
4513 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. The ABC Of Avalanche Safety Seattle, WA: The Mountaineers, 1978
4639 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Backcountry Avalanche Awareness Revelstoke, BC:Canadian Avalanche Association, 1997 v, 42 p. illus.
4482 Combined Avalanche Martinelli, M. Avalanche Protection In Switzerland Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Forest & Range E 1975 168 p. illus.
4609 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Hazard Analysis & Mitigation Recommedations For Juneau, AK:Alaska Dept of Transportation And Publ 1991 50 lvs. illus. map
4451 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service Snow Avalanches: A Handbook Of Forecasting And Control Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, 1968 84 p. illus.
4577 Combined Avalanche Hotchkiss, William Avalanche Rescue Quick-Guide Denver,CO: National Ski Patrol System, 1985
4419 Combined Avalanche Wechsberg, Joseph Avalanche! New York: Knopf, 1958 253 p. illus.
4545 Combined Avalanche International Commission on Snow & Ice of the International Association of Hydrological Scie Avalanche Atlas: Illustrated International Avalanche Classific UNIPUB, 1981 265 p. illus.
4514 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. The ABC Of Avalanche Safety Leicester, England:Cordee, 1978