Chip Walter

 

Chip Walter
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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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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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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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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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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Chip Walter – Just Checking in…

Chip Walter - Just Checking in...

By my count I've covered 50,000 miles, butchered phrases in five languages, eaten roughly 20 bad airline meals and been lucky enough to see some of the most stunning countryside you can imagine in five countries that border three oceans ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!