Chip Walter

 

Chip Walter
From Popular Science Magazine: The Human Race Isn’t Going to Survive. But There’s Still Hope…

From Popular Science Magazine: The Human Race Isn't Going to Survive. But There's Still Hope...

Given evolution’s trajectory, we will almost certainly transform into augmented versions of our current selves. The big question now is, can we survive long enough to become the next humans?

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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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Last Ape Standing Dispatch from Spain

Last Ape Standing Dispatch from Spain

Most recent dispatch from a Last Ape Standing -- Some images from Chip's most recent trip for National Geographic Magazine in Spain.

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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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Disney Comes to Cave Art on National Geographic Assignment

It's not every day that you get to step into a time machine, but Chip Walter got the chance when National Geographic Magazine sent him with photographer Stephen Alvarez to France last May to become only the second journalists allowed ...

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Why Success and Happiness Aren’t Linked the Way You Thought They Were

Why Success and Happiness Aren't Linked the Way You Thought They Were

You aren't going to believe this, but there is no direct link between success and happiness. And there is plenty of science to prove it. Now what? ...

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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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Ray Kurzweil’s Praise for Last Ape Standing

Ray Kurzweil's Praise for Last Ape Standing

“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.” — Ray Kurzweil, Author of How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought ...

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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 Last Ape Speaks! Human Evolution Never Had So Much To Say

The Last Ape Speaks! Human Evolution Never Had So Much To Say

Who says apes can't talk? The audio edition of Chip's popular book on human evolution, Last Ape Standing, is now available on Amazon, at Audible.com and in the iTunes store. If you haven't had the time to read the book, ...

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A Last Ape Standing Excerpt in Scientific American

A Last Ape Standing Excerpt in Scientific American

In an excerpt from Last Ape Standing in Scientific American, author Chip Walter explores how our long childhood explains why we have been so successful.

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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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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!