Thursday, June 30, 2011

another effective book cover

The cover of Robert Ballard's book on the discovery and exploration of the passenger liner Lusitania, sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915 with the loss of 1,195 lives, is quite effective, with the title in large gold blocked and embossed letters, above a large murky green pic of the wreck being explored by a remote operated submarine and a sepia toned strip photo accompanying the author's name at the top.

Just as much thought has gone into the internal pages of the book with a mix of mostly colour illustrations of all sizes in about the right proportions, as well as nice fonts and decorative elements.  The sinking of the ship has always been highly controversial with the suspicions about whether munitions were being secretly carried being effectively examined and answered in this book, as well as a full presentation of the ship and the experience of sailing on her.  The book has 237 pages in A4 portrait, softcover with flaps.

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