This cover is similar to the covers of Jaws and The Iceberg as it shows a view of both above water and underwater and the colours of each contrast well. Unlike the cover of The Iceberg, the type is not lost in the colour. It also uses letters of different sizes to help it stand and out and fit around the curves of the main image.
We tried loads of photographic approaches for this cover before arriving at this. I created this illustration as a last-minute entry to the Cover Meeting, and amazingly it ended up being the finished jacket. Here's the finished cover, plus a close-up of the illustration.
Availability: http://220.127.116.11/record=b3877211~S13 The Water Book | Alok Jha. The Water Book will change the way you look at water. After reading it you will be able to hold a glass of water up to the light and see within it a strange molecule that connects you to the origins of life, the birth (and death) of the universe, and to everyone who ever lived
Matt Chase Not as successful as it could be as it could be, text harder to read and takes my eye two or three seconds to find the relation between windows. Idea is well made with different building with windows spelling windows at the top, might work better if they were all the same high.