Nature Book Cover Design

by CJ McDaniel // November 1  

There are different cover directions for nature book covers, and selecting the perfect one so you can grab the reader’s attention can be tricky.  It is important that the color scheme and style is appropriate to the subject matter in order to achieve a professional and polished outer package of your masterpiece. Here are just some of the cover designs for nature books.

Something Out There by Jimmy Crumley - Nature Book Cover Designs Something Out There by Jimmy Crumley“Something Out There” is about the celebration of nature through the ears, eyes and heart of an experienced writer. The design is intriguing; for example, there is something interesting hidden in the clouds which the reader must discover. In the picture, mountains are seen in the distance and their reflection is on the lake.  Aside from the title and author, there is no text, which helps make the design simple and uncluttered, yet entices the readers to look for more.
Partnering with Nature by Catriona MacGregor“Partnering with Nature” won the 1st prize in the 2010 Best Books competition. This book relays a strong message which illustrates the fact that animals, nature and the world are a significant part of the human existence.  The cover design has different sizes of leaves in various shades of green. It is simple, yet gives the readers a hint of what they can expect by reading this book. Moreover, the green color scheme offers a refreshing and calming mood, which is appropriate for this type of book genre. Partnering with Nature by Catriona MacGregor - Nature Book Cover Designs
Listen to the Trees by Don MacCaskill - Nature Book Cover Designs Listen to the Trees by Don MacCaskillThe title of the book easily tells readers that it is about the world of trees and how they are being treated by humans. The big, white letters of the title are very evident as they were positioned against the tree bark that serves as a background. The design puts emphasis on a tree that is placed in the middle and tells the readers to listen to the woods and the wildlife.
Below Freezing: The Antarctic Dive Guide by Lisa Eareckson Trotter“Below Freezing” is about the icy wilderness beneath the waters of Antarctica.  It is a guide that provides all the needed information when it comes to diving. This include details on the best time to get there and how, things to bring, as well as the wildlife that you can expect to see.  Basically, the cover shows a man ready to dive and explore the world under the water. The blue color scheme provides a relaxing and calming mood and gives the readers an impression that it is indeed beautiful down there. Below Freezing: The Antarctic Dive Guide by Lisa Eareckson Trotter - Nature Book Cover Designs


Climate Change: Picturing the Science by Joshua Wolfe and Gavin Schmidt - Nature Book Cover Designs Climate Change: Picturing the Science by Joshua Wolfe and Gavin SchmidtThis book illustrates the consequences of the changing climate, such as retreating glaciers and sinking villages in Alaska. The color scheme of the cover design looks attractive, but if you look closely, it portrays the sad effects of climate change.  It conveys a sensitive and emotional mood as the picture is showing the drying lakes and mountains losing their lives.


About the Author

CJ grew up admiring books. His family owned a small bookstore throughout his early childhood, and he would spend weekends flipping through book after book, always sure to read the ones that looked the most interesting. Not much has changed since then, except now some of those interesting books he picks off the shelf were designed by his company!