evolution http://wmub.org en "Last Ape Standing" from science writer Chip Walter http://wmub.org/post/last-ape-standing-science-writer-chip-walter <p>Scientists have determined that at least 27 different species of humans have evolved on planet Earth, yet only one still survives. Why are we still here and our 26 predecessors aren’t? In his fascinating new book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Last-Ape-Standing-Seven-Million-Year-Survived/dp/080271756X/ref=sr_1_1?tag=wvxuorg-20&amp;s=books&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1368821732&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=chip+walter"><strong>Last Ape Standing: The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived</strong></a>, acclaimed science writer <a href="http://www.chipwalter.com/"><strong>Chip Walter</strong></a> attempts to answer that question as he discusses with <strong>Thane Maynard</strong> in this week’s <a href="http://wvxu.org/programs/field-notes"><strong>Field Notes</strong></a>.</p><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 05:31:15 +0000 Thane Maynard 12918 at http://wmub.org "Last Ape Standing" from science writer Chip Walter