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 ascending Author 1 Title Publication Date Issue
4635 Combined Avalanche Jamieson, James Bruce Avalanche Accidents In Canada:Volume Four, 1984-1996 Revelstoke, B.C.:Canadian Avalanche Association, 1996 ix, 193 p.
4451 Combined Avalanche USDA Forest Service Snow Avalanches: A Handbook Of Forecasting And Control Washington, DC: USDA Forest Service, 1968 84 p. illus.
4534 Combined Avalanche Lang, T.E. Numerical Simulation Of Snow Avalanche Impact On Structur Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mt. Forest & Range Experi 1980 23 p. illus.
4617 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Juneau Area Mass-Wasting & Snow Avalanche Hazard Analys Juneau, AK:City & Borough of Juneau, 1992 27, [10] lvs. illus. maps
4419 Combined Avalanche Wechsberg, Joseph Avalanche! New York: Knopf, 1958 253 p. illus.
4502 Combined Avalanche Armstrong, Betsy Avalanche Atlas, Ouray County, Colorado Silverton, CO:Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research, 1977 vi, 131 p. illus. m
4585 Combined Avalanche Costa, J.E. editor Debris Flows--Avalanches: Process, Recognition, & Mitigation Geological Society, 1987 248 p. illus.
4470 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Methods Of Avalanche Control On Washington Highways: Thir Seattle, WA:Geophysics Program, Univ. of Washin 1973 187 p. illus.
4553 Combined Avalanche Harrison, William L. Snowpack Profile Analysis Using Extracted Thin Sections Hanover, NH: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Re 1982 19 p. illus.
4636 Combined Avalanche Logan, Nick. editor The Snowy Torrents, 1980-86 Denver, CO:Colorado Geologic Survey, 1996 x, 265 p. illus
4452 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Field Guide to Snow Crystals Seattle, WA: Univ. of Washington Press, 1969 101 p. illus.
4535 Combined Avalanche Maher, James M. The Slope Template, A Tool For The Avoidance Of Snow Ava Chico, CA:Author, 1980 vi, 52 lvs, illus.
4618 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Characteristics And Structure Response:East Rive Denver, CO; Springfield, VA: Colorado Dept of Transp 1992 1 v. illus
4420 Combined Avalanche LaChapelle, Edward R. Report On Current Avalanche Research Projects In Switzerla Washington, DC:USDA Forest Service, 1960 21 p. illus.
4503 Combined Avalanche Diltz-Siler, Barbara Understanding Avalanches:How To FoilThe "White Death." Lynnwood, WA: Signpost Publications, 1977 32 p. illus.
4586 Combined Avalanche Epp, Martin Avalanche Awareness For Skiers And Mountaineers London: Wild Side, 1987 137 p. illus
4471 Combined Avalanche Perla, Ron. compiler Advances In North American Avalanche Technology: 1972 Sy Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, 1973 54 p. illus.
4554 Combined Avalanche International Workshop On Ice, Snow & Avalanches (1977: Manali, India) International Workshop On Ice, Snow, And Avalanches, 18-30 New Delhi, India:Indian National Committee for IHP, 1982 195 p. illus.
4637 Combined Avalanche Mears, Arthur I. Avalanche Forecasting Methods, Highway 550 Denver, CO:Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 1996 27, [5] lvs.
4453 Combined Avalanche Sommerfeld, R.A. Classification Outline For Snow On The Ground Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Forest & Range E 1969 24 p. illus.