Books Last Ape Standing The Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We Survived by Chip Walter Hardcover, 220 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleLast Ape StandingSubtitleThe Seven-Million-Year Story of How and Why We SurvivedAuthorChip Walter Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Seeks to explain why homo sapiens survived while other hominids did not, drawing on recent scientific discoveries and examining the survival value of such factors as premature births, long childhoods, and an extremely social nature. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Also by Chip Walter Thumbs, Toes, And Tears Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Last Ape Standing Courtesy of the Neanderthal Museum Krulwich Wonders... What Happened When Humans Met An 'Alien' Intelligence? Sex Happened March 8, 2013 It's already happened. We humans have already met an intelligent alien. Not only that, we almost certainly had sex with them. And we did here, right here on Earth, not so many generations ago.