Chip Walter

 

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

The Misadventures of Ernest Fletcher Quick Keep Rolling Along and Now He's Met Teddy Roosevelt

Mr. E. F. Quick has been a very busy man over the past few weeks. Haven't been keeping up? 21 episodes now available, & meeting Teddy Roosevelt is only part of the trouble.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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The New Yorker Magazine Calls Last Ape Standing “Engaging and Fascinating”

The New Yorker Magazine Calls Last Ape Standing Engaging and Fascinating

It's never a bad thing to get a great review, especially when it comes from a legendary publication like The New Yorker Magazine, bless their hearts!

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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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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!