- 192 pages with 8 pages of colour plates Hanson, M.W. et al. The book details the history and wildlife of Essex parks with chapters on the history of parks in Essex, buildings and other structures in parks, the great Oaks, grazing animals, birds, fungi, beetles, flies, spiders, mosses, lichens and many other groups. There are lists of landscapers and the cultivated trees, shrubs and plants found in the parks of Essex. ISBN 0-905637-17-8.