National Geographic : 1997 Sep
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Assignment * ROUTE 66 Top Down, Spirits Up in Arizona "I was at one with the road in that car," sighs photographer Vince Musi, here giving a lift to Hualapai traditional dancers in Peach Springs, Arizona. Vince drove his rented purple converti ble some 2,000 miles back and forth over the state's longest stretch of Route 66. "For a story like this you shoot a lot from the car, and you need to see every thing around you without a roof in the way." And Vince did see a lot in his travels besides miles of desert scenery including a pool hall scuffle between a group of locals and some German bikers. "Some body threw a cue ball, and there I was standing in the middle. But," he admits, "not for long." VINCENTJ. MUSI * THREE GORGES DAM Taking a Look Before the Waters Rise On a slow boat-"and sampan, horsecart, and broken-down bus,"-through China, writer Art Zich plied the Yangtze to learn about the planned dam's impact on the region. Early in his career Art reported on the Vietnam War for news magazines, then won a jour nalism fellowship at Stanford. Now he freelances from his base in California and proficient in Chinese-often covers Asia. NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBYTHENATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.N.W.,WASHINGTON,D.C.20036-4688. $27.00 A YEAR,$5.00 A COPY. PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDATWASHINGTON, D.C ., AND ELSEWHERE. POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTONATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,P.O.BOX 63002, TAMPA,FLORIDA33663-3002.