About the Author
Dr Kotlyakov is a world leading glaciologist, investigator of both Arctic and Antarctic regions. He is one of the early researchers to substantiate the relationship between human activity and climate change. In fact, V.M. Kotlyakov is a laureate of Nobel Peace Prize given in 2007 to the Intergovernmental Group of Experts for Climate Problem. The late Dr Velichko was one of top specialists in paleogeography, known for his works on the history of Man and Nature interaction. He was the first chair and founded he IGU Commission for Environment Evolution. At the time of his death he was the head of the Laboratory of Evolutionary Geography, within the Institute of Geography of the Academy of Sciences. He was renowned for his work in Late Cenozoic paleoclimatology and paleoecology of Early Man, as well as his expertise in the analysis of the environment and climate evolution. Dr Vasil'ev is a Professor with the Institute for the History of Material Culture at the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is a foremost archeologist whose studies are centered on the Early Man colonization of the middle and high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.