The women and men who study Earth come from many different backgrounds and many different fields. They include geologists, geophysicists, climate scientists, science illustrators, engineers, geochemists, and more. This book introduces students to 12 fascinating men and women working in Earth sciences. The scientists talk about their interests when they were growing up and the people who inspired them. They describe what they do, how they got there, and why they enjoy it. And they encourage students to think about their own interests and future careers.