About the Author
Jeff Pages was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1954 and from a very early age was fascinated by science and technology. After finishing high school he attended the University of Sydney from where he ultimately obtained a doctorate in Electrical Engineering. In 1989 his work took him to Tamworth in north-western New South Wales. There he joined the Tamworth Bushwalking and Canoe Club and spent many weekends bushwalking in the nearby parks and forests, including the Mt Kaputar National Park which features prominently in Barefoot Times. In 1995 he moved back to the Sydney region and now lives at Umina Beach on the northern shore of Broken Bay.
He has always enjoyed going barefoot as much as possible and has been a member of the Society for Barefoot Living, an Internet-based discussion group, since 1996. In his writing he brings together this unlikely combination of science and barefooting.