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How It Works Magazine

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Have you ever wondered how long it would take to get to Mars by aeroplane? Or how animals survive in the deepest and darkest depths of the ocean? Or how many different species of bats there are? Maybe you’re fascinated by black holes or enjoy learning about the history of different species. Whatever sparks your interest in the world, How It Works magazine will teach you something new in every single issue.

Covering interesting topics from an abundance of subjects such as history, space, nature, science, animals and technology, How It Works magazine is the perfect supplement for anyone curious about the incredible world around them. Every issue is jam-packed full of incredible and breathtaking facts ready to excite your wildest of curiosities.

Designed specifically for those with a thirst for knowledge, How It Works magazine will provide answers to the most bizarre and unusual questions.

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How It Works  |  Issue 120  

Somewhere between Hawaii and California, a vast inflatable coastline sweeps through the sea. Beneath a six hundred metre-long float, a three-metre deep skirt rakes the ocean. Forced along by wind and waves, it moves faster than the currents, bending as it travels to form a U-shaped net. Fish dive beneath to escape its advances, but as the system roams the water it gathers a strange catch. Braving gales and storms and resisting the corrosive effects of sea salt, System 001 sends signals to satellites overhead and boats close by to collect a haul unlike any other. This net is trawling the great Pacific Garbage Patch, and its job is to clean up the sea. Plastic waste is choking the planet. So in this issue, we explore what can we do to clean the trash from the oceans?

How It Works Magazine gets to the root of how and why the world around us works in the way it does. You can be prepared to learn something exciting and new in every single issue - enough to fascinate your friends with breathtaking knowledge! Equally exciting for both inquisitive youngsters and adults alike, How It Works magazine teaches you about the world in which you’re living, in the most fun and exciting way possible!

You won’t believe how incredible our planet is, but How It Works magazine has plenty to convince you on, in every single issue. Enjoy interesting features such as taking apart common objects to see what makes them tick, virtual trips into outer space and features that delve into the world as it was 1000s of years ago. Breaking even the most complex of topics down into sizeable chunks that are easy and interesting to understand, prepare to be talking about the content for days. Each issue is full of facts, trivia, easy-to-follow diagrams and truly stunning photography. Plus, enjoy insightful features on transport, the environment, space, history and much more!  

Feed your mind with a monthly subscription to How It Works magazine and learn something new on every single page.

  • Complex topics are broken down into interesting and easy to understand chunks
  • Trivia, fun facts and diagrams in every issue
  • A plethora of topics covering our entire world: history, animals, space, nature, technology and science
  • Learn something fascinating and new in every single issue
  • Perfect for younger inquisitive readers who are fascinated by the world around them

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How It Works

One word, excellent Reviewed Tuesday, January 12, 2021

How It Works

The illustrations are excellent, the topics are topical and well written Reviewed Sunday, May 17, 2020

How It Works

:D Reviewed Friday, March 20, 2020

Extremely interesting

One of the best tech magazines out there Reviewed Saturday, November 16, 2019

One of the best

Always entertaining Reviewed Friday, July 26, 2019

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