Chip Walter

 

Chip Walter
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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Even if I did have to put on a suit and tie, I still consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to address the scientists and UNICEF management from around the world who attended the conference. Credit: Ray Stubblebine for UNICEF.

A Great Opportunity to Work With UNICEF and the United Nations

The New York Times review of Last Ape Standing led to Chip's opportunity to work with UNICEF to help develop programs designed to protect the world's children from emotional trauma.

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Who is That Voice in Your Head? The Origin of Consciousness

Who is That Voice in Your Head? The Origin of Consciousness

When you talk to yourself, who exactly is doing the talking? Who is doing the listening? Because there is only ONE "you," right?

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A Few Words About Last Ape Standing from NPR’s Robert Krulwich

A Few Words About Last Ape Standing from NPR's Robert Krulwich

On his blog recently NPR's Robert Krulwich had a few kind words for Last Ape Standing, and expanded on a passage in the book imagining what it must have been like when our direct Homo sapiens ancestors first encountered Neanderthals ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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William Shatner on Last Ape Standing – Cheers!

William Shatner on Last Ape Standing - Cheers!

"I read Last Ape Standing sitting down then I stood up and cheered. It's that good!" -- William Shatner

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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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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!