Dr. John Carvalho, a world traveler and winner of the United States National Research Service Award, is the epitome of the “Renaissance Scholar.” His manuscripts portray purposeful investigation, meaningful analysis, cultural insight, philosophical acuity, scientific depth, and visionary humanitarianism. Having published in multiple fields and having explored numerous countries, Carvalho simultaneously reveals technical sophistication and artistic expression in his writings. The Crisis of Our Time is the astonishing, partial memoir and discourse regarding his life’s career and philosophy concerning the planet’s most pressing problems. Perhaps the first of its kind in its genre, Crisis studies its nonfiction topics scientifically and logically, but presents them using a creative, literary style that encourages readers to peer through the boundaries of conventional human thought. Carvalho holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Virology from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts; a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; and a B.Sc. in Biology from University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. Throughout the years he has acted as a member of numerous scholarly and professional societies, professor and lecturer at various academic institutions, researcher, philosopher, political statesman, and human rights activist.