Journalist, author, filmmaker and former CNN Bureau Chief, Chip Walter, will be signing copies of his new book “Last Ape Standing” two days after it’s official release, right here in Pittsburgh. Walter has written four books – all explorations of human creativity and curiosity — and is slated to host this year’s Design, Art and Technology Awards at the Priory’s Grande Hall on May 15.
About the Book: Over the past 150 years scientists have discovered evidence that at least twenty-seven species of humans evolved on planet Earth. Why did the line of ancient humans who eventually evolved into us survive when the others were shown the evolutionary door? Chip Walter draws on new scientific discoveries to explore how our successful human “design” is directly linked to our extended childhoods, creativity and a new kind of mind. Last Ape Standing is an investigation of why we do, feel, and think the things we do as people–good and bad, ingenious and cunning, heroic and conflicted.
“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.”
~ Futurist Ray Kurzweil, who plans to join the Creative Technology Network in Pittsburgh in 2013.
BOOK SIGNING DETAILS
Date: January 31, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Location: Barnes & Noble, Waterfront
RSVP: LastApeStanding@hlandp.com for your chance to win a free book!
For every copy of Last Ape Standing signed Walter and the book’s publisher will be donating $2 to Rainbow Kitchen, a Pittsburgh regional charity that helps families who are down on their luck. (Visit http://www.rainbowkitchen.org to learn more about the Kitchen’s mission and work.)
I read Last Ape Standing while sitting down. Then I jumped up and cheered. It’s that good!”
“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 stuff!”