How It Works

How It Works issue 29 out now!

Here is a small taster of the awesome content available in our latest issue.

50 bright innovations for 2012 – How It Works details the most exciting groundbreaking technologies that will shape the year ahead.

The Wave – Discover the breathtaking geology of this unique sedimentary rock formation.

Super structures – Discover how super-tall skyscrapers are designed and engineered to both reach the stars – and stay there.

Mega rockets – The new breed of launch vehicles set to take astronauts to Mars and beyond.

Human cells – The structure of an animal cell is put under the microscope.

The golden age of piracy – From treasure to havens to the pirate code, the life and times of privateers and buccaneers explained.




  • This message actually concerns Issue 28 of How It Works magazine. In this issue an advert appeared for The Great Courses website and this advert happens to be the most important I have responded to for some years. The wealth of ‘lifelong learning’ lecture courses on this website is amazing. I only wish I had learned about The Teaching Company a lot sooner. Thanks enormously HIW for making me aware of this website.