Shmoop Launches AP Human Geography: Map of the Human Heart

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Of the People of Earth, For the People of Earth, By the People of Shmoop

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, announces the launch of Shmoop AP Human Geography at

First, to address a common misconception: Human geography has nothing to do with filling in the “Where People Have Been” app on Facebook. Instead, it explores the intricacies of the people, culture, economics, and politics of varying regions.

In a nutshell: Less globe, more probe. In Shmoop’s guide to this fascinating branch of social science, learn how different populations developed and in what ways that development is still in motion. Expand your world view to understand humankind and its relationship to the planet. (Perpetual status: “It’s conveniently complicated.”)

Other nuggets from Shmoop’s AP Human Geography:

  •     Learn the reason that the only constants in human geography are latitude and longitude. Shmoop's guess? There is more than enough ‘tude to go around.
  •     Discover the difference between emigration and immigration. Hint: One goes out, one goes in, and both can happen at the same time. Mind blown.
  •     Find out why people are making such a big deal about increases in the world's population. Two words: population bomb.
  •     Decide whether to worry about the future of two prevalent human addictions: coffee and chocolate. Although, in this case, Shmoop might panic first and ask questions later…

The field of human geography is a diverse and motley one, but Shmoop will explain the beast piece by piece. Whether a student is studying the environmental impact of agriculture or the sustainability of industrialization, Shmoop will hold the student's hand to make the world feel smaller.
Go around the world in 80 clicks with Shmoop’s guide to AP Human Geography.

About Shmoop

Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, SAT, and Teacher Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards and was named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, Calif.


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