Ed Mathez

Ed Mathez has always been fascinated by rocks and the Earth. As a young boy, he went with his mother to old rock quarries to look for fossils and minerals. When he was 18, he visited spectacular mountains in Montana and wanted to know how they formed. Today, Ed is an Earth scientist. He studies rocks all round the world, from Greenland to South Africa to the bottom of the ocean!

Image credits: main image, courtesy of AMNH; Ed Mathez: courtesy of AMNH.