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
2293 Alpine Guide Maine. Dept. of Economic Development Inventory Of Maine Ski Areas Augusta, ME: The Department, 1972 481 p.
2376 Alpine Guide Berry, I. William Dollarwise Guide To Skiing U.S.A.: East New York: Prentice-Hall General Reference & Travel, 1985 242 p.
2459 Alpine Guide Oliver, Peter Insider's Guide To The Best Skiing In New England Birmingham, AL:Menasha Ridge Press, 1991 250 p. illus.
2542 Alpine Guide Tejada-Flores, Lito The Unofficial Guide To Skiing The West New York:Macmillan, 1998 xii, 590 p. illus. m
2625 Alpine Handbook Heller, Mark. editor The Skier's Encyclopedia New York: Paddington Press, 1979 287 p. illus.
2708 Alpine Lifts Vail Associates, Inc. Chairlift Operations Manual: 1981-82 1981 iv, 48 p. illus. ma
2790 Alpine Mountaineering Rowell, Galen High And Wild:Essays On Wilderness Adventure San Francisco, CA:Lexikos, 1983 xiv, 207 p. illus.
2868 Alpine Physiology Vitale, Mary Elizabeth A Comparison Of Knee Stability Related To Skeletal Maturati Boulder, CO: Author, 1976 41 lvs. illus.
2950 Alpine Racing Mitchell, Harold Downhill Ski Racing New York: Greenberg, 1930 125 p. illus.
3033 Alpine Teaching Guid Rowe, Patricia A Study Of The Modified Arlberg Versus The French Method Eugene, OR:Author, 1951 91 lvs.
3117 Alpine Technique Caulfeild, Vivian How To Ski And How Not To New York:C. Scribner's Sons, 1923 viii, 286 p. illus.
3200 Alpine Technique Gore, Harold M. Skiing New York:Boy Scouts of America, 1938 72 p. illus.
3283 Alpine Technique Joubert, Georges Wedeln A La Francaise London:Nicolas Kaye, Ltd., 1959
3366 Alpine Technique Clein, Marvin Beginning Skiing Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1968 59 p. illus.
3449 Alpine Technique Tugwell, Maurice Skiing For Beginners London: Seeley, 1977 68 p. illus.
3532 Alpine Technique Jonas, Bob Ski Magazine's Total Skiing New York: Putnam's, 1987 189 p. illus.
3615 Alpine Technique Elling, R. Mark The All-Mountain Skier:The Way To Expert Skiing New York; London:McGraw-Hill, 2002 192 p. illus.
3696 Alpine Video Johnston, William. producer Alpine Ski School: The Creative Christie Alexandria, VA:PBS Video, 1982 VHS29 min
3779 Alpine Video Miller, Warren Warren Miller's Learn To Ski Better Hermosa Beach, CA:Warren Miller Sports Films, 1986 VHS83 min
3862 Alpine Video Nixon, Tim Gone Skiing Prior Lake, MN:MNTEX Entertainment, 1988 VHS30 min