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Last Ape Standing


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Twenty-seven human species evolved but only one remains. How did that happen?

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Chip Walter is the founder of the popular website AllThingsHuman.net, a former CNN bureau chief, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker. His articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Slate,and numerous other publications and websites. He is author of three books, most recentlyThumbs, Toes, and Tears, and his writing has been published in eight languages. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife Cyndy and their four children.Visit his website at www.chipwalter.com.


[An] engaging account...shed[s] a fascinating light on our evolutionary success. New Yorker [An]engrossing, up-to-date account of human evolution. Kirkus Reviews [A] captivating and informative field trip through man's paleontological past...an exceptionally well-written overview of man's evolutionary history as well as an accessible guide to the underappreciated field of paleoanthropology. Booklist An intriguing scenario of why Homo sapiens is the Last Ape Standing. Donald Johanson, discoverer of Lucy and founding director of the Institute of Human Origins Nearly every page offers something that will surprise or intrigue you. Ray Kurzweil, inventor, futurist, and author of How to Create a Mind

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