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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Snowmobile Adventures

The Incredible Canadian Success from Bombardier to the Villeneuves

by (author) Linda Aksomitis

James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Post-Confederation (1867-), Science & Technology, Adventurers & Explorers
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    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2003
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"The Massey snowmobile shot forward, aimed directly at the wooden ramp. It only took a few seconds to cover the distance. He felt the sled start the climb up the ramp, listening to the noise of the rubber track thudding against the rough surface - the machine lifted and flew." This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: sports or history. From Bombardier's first awkward invention to the sleek modern machines, snowmobiles have captured the hearts and imagination of winter enthusiasts across North America. This book traces the early development of this Canadian invention - and then takes you on an adventure to the North Pole, and behind the throttle of a championship snowmobile with Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve.

About the author

Linda Aksomitis was born on the praries, and she`s always had a wanderlust that only travel can satisfy. Both her career, which has spanned 35+ paying jobs, and hobbies, have always incorporated some form of discovery. Now that Linda is a full time writer and writing instructor she`s finally doing the job she aways wanted.

Linda`s first memories of fishing are at the side of her grandmother, who was an avid sports woman, while her most recent fish stories include pulling a 45cm (18m) shark form the gulf of Mexico. She`s driven ATV`s and ridden horseback in places from Saskatchewan to Maine and Kentucky. In addition to hitting the snowmobile trails she spent a decade with her husband on professional snowmobile racetracks through North America. A photographer as well as a writer, it was Linda`s photos of her adventures on her Internet site that started her relationship with Backroad Mapbooks. She`s found exploring what`s in her own backyard one of the most rewarding writing projects of her career.

As well as completing her Master of Vocational/Technical Education at the University of Regina. Linda has published ten books in addition to the Mapbooks for Manitoba and Saskatchewan. These include everything from nonfiction to adult short stories to children`s fiction and picture books. In addition she has also been published on radio, in periodicals,and on the web.

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