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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.

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How It Works  |  Issue 153  

Incredible Olympics: Discover the amazing history of the world’s biggest sporting event and the new technology of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo

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!  

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  • Complex topics are broken down into interesting and easy to understand chunks
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  • 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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One word, excellent Reviewed 12 January 2021

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

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:D Reviewed 20 March 2020

Extremely interesting

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

One of the best

Always entertaining Reviewed 26 July 2019

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Below is a selection of articles in How It Works Issue 153.

WELCOME The magazine that feeds minds! Meet the team … © Getty Nikole Production Editor Can you imagine being at the first Olympic Games? Not the one from Greek legend – although watching ...
MEET THIS ISSUE’S EXPERTS… Andy Extance Andy is a freelance science writer based in Exeter, UK. He previously worked in early stage drug discovery research, followed by a brief stint in silicone adhesive and rubb...
BUTTERFLY SKIN © Getty The emerald swallowtail (Papilio palinurus) is native to Southeast Asia and gets its name from its vibrant wings. Depending on which angle you look at the insect, it will change c...
BLACK HOLE POWER © NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O’Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Around 2.1 billion light years away from Earth lies an elliptica...
FLYING THROUGH WATER © Getty These birds are typically found along coastlines, soaring in the sky ready to dive down into the ocean below to catch fish. Like an avian spear, gannets tuck in their wings and fe...

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