By Brenda Wilson
The women and men who study Earth’s environment sail the seas collecting water samples and surveying marine life. They trek into forests, wade through streams, and hike across sea ice to study the conditions and creatures. They send submersibles into oceans to study the global environment and how human activities are affecting it. This book introduces students to 12 fascinating scientists working in environmental sciences. They talk about their interests when they were growing up and the people who inspired them. They pass on the excitement of working in environmental sciences and the wide variety of careers available.