Chip Walter

 

Chip Walter
Blueprints for a Star Trekian Transporter

Blueprints for a Star Trekian Transporter

With traffic getting worse and more of us nettlesome Homo sapiens walking, driving and flying the planet, wouldn't it be nice if we had a transporter? Inspired by the book I wrote with William Shatner.

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Chip at the Petit Pont in Paris, September 2013.

Chip Walter's Gardenville Short, Short Stories

Earlier this year I found myself writing little stories about my boyhood. They were part reminiscence and part imagination-mongering.

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The First Artists – National Geographic Magazine

The First Artists - National Geographic Magazine

For more than two years Chip Walter travelled to locations in Africa and Europe for the National Geographic Society to track down the roots of our creativity. Learn what he discovered...

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Did Childhood Make Us Invincible?

Did Childhood Make Us Invincible?

How the evolution of childhood lead to modern humans conquering the planet. In this Slate piece, Chip explains why our long childhood changed everything.

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Last Ape Standing Featured Book at the Chautauqua Institution

Last Ape Standing Featured Book at the Chautauqua Institution

The prestigious Chautauqua Institution has chosen the books that it will feature in its 2013 summer program. We are very honored to announce that Last Ape Standing is among them.

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Dispatches from a Last Ape Standing – France #1

Dispatches from a Last Ape Standing - France #1

Another in Chip Walter's "Dispatches from a Last Ape Standing"...this relates his recent trip to France on assignment for National Geographic Magazine.

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This is where E.F. Quick is headed. Can you spot him in the photo?

Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders

This is where E.F. Quick is headed. Can you spot him in the photo?

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The Misadventures of Ernest Fletcher Quick Now Available!

The Misadventures of Ernest Fletcher Quick Now Available!

The recently discovered scandalous memoirs of journalist Ernest Fletcher Quick (volume one), featuring his wild misadventures at the turn of the last century. Like finding Hunter Thompson in a time warp.

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Chip at the Petit Pont in Paris, September 2013.

Chip's Talk at the Chautauqua Institution - Why Are We the Last Ape Standing?

The Chautauqua Institution has Last Ape Standing as one of its featured books, and a selection of the Nation's oldest book club. Thank you!

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Actor Michael Keaton Ruminates on Last Ape Standing

Actor Michael Keaton Ruminates on Last Ape Standing

"This book has a way of making you feel magnificently insignificant and at the same time an essential, vital part of the chain of human evolution. Just when you thought you were fully evolved as a human...think again. Mind blowing ...

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The New York Times’s Praise for Last Ape Standing – “A Lively Journey.”

The New York Times's Praise for Last Ape Standing - A Lively Journey.

It's not every day that your book is reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. It's especially nice when the review is kind! Here's the review.

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Neanderthals: Why Did We Make It, When They Didn’t?

Neanderthals: Why Did We Make It, When They Didn't?

Amid speculation over a 'Jurassic Park'-like return, the question remains: Why did they vanish in the first place?

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Welcome!

At last you have made your way to the website of Chip Walter. (Try to control your excitement.) If you’re a curious person – and your discovery of this site attests that you are – then you’ve arrived at the right place. Go ahead, browse…

Chip is a journalist, author, filmmaker and former CNN Bureau Chief. He has written four books, all of them, one way or another, explorations of human creativity, human nature and human curiosity.

Last Ape Standing 3D coverHis latest book, Last Ape Standing, has been getting terrific reviews and selling like Kanye West t-shirts! The New Times Book Review called it “a lively journey.” The New Yorker, “engaging … sheds a fascinating light on our evolutionary success,” and Kirkus Reviews, “engrossing.” It is also a Chautauqua Institution Literary and Scientific Circle selection — the nation’s oldest book club. If you order now, you can receive a 34% discount. Who doesn’t like that?

Maybe you’ll agree with writer, inventor and thinker Ray Kurzweil that, “Nearly every page offers something that will surprise or intrigue you. Read it. You’ll never see yourself or anyone else the same way again.” Available in hardback at bookstores everywhere and online at BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com and IndieBound.org.CorrectedBoldEFQCover

Explore this site further to learn about Chip’s current assignment with, and travels for, National Geographic Magazine. And check out something entirely different – Chip’s new serial novel, The Misadventures of Ernest Fletcher QuickThe first episodes are available online at Amazon.com and Kobo.com, but you can also download them free here right now to your Kindle, iPad, Kobo, Nook, tablet or phone. If you love comedy, history and adventure, you’ll enjoy every episode!