Local author Jim Krosschell will present a talk about his new book, “One Man's Maine,” Tuesday, June 20, at 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. After the talk, books will be available for purchase and signing.

Maine is a talisman of the American imagination, offering beauty and wildlife to natives and tourists. Over the last few years, Krosschell has published many essays about the wonders and challenges of Maine’s environment, and “One Man’s Maine” collects and edits them into 16 pairs. The first essays of each pair employ the natural icons of Maine — lobster, moose, blueberries, lupine — to reach into matters of human significance. The second essays are broader and more discursive.

Krosschell worked in science publishing in the Boston area for 30 years, starting as a 29-year-old production assistant having avoided “the real world” until then via grad school, Peace Corps, travel and TESOL teaching. Those years included hundreds of visits to Maine. After retirement, he began writing much more regularly. More than 50 journals and magazines have published his essays, many of which are collected in this volume. He divides his time between Newton, Mass., and Owls Head; and is president of the board of directors of Coastal Mountains Land Trust.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.