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Spellman, Frank R.

Works: 145 works in 852 publications in 2 languages and 32,906 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Miscellanea  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Compiler
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Most widely held works about Frank R Spellman
Most widely held works by Frank R Spellman
The science of water : concepts & applications by Frank R Spellman( )

38 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Science of Water: Concepts and Applications puts the spotlight on the critical importance of water's role in future sustainability. Clearly written and user-friendly, this timely revision builds on the remarkable success of the first edition by updating, reorganizing, and revising the original to include the latest information and research results. The common thread woven through the fabric of this presentation is water resource utilization and its protection. It covers topics such as water sources, water hydraulics, chemistry, biology/microbiology, ecology, water quality, pollution, biomonitoring, sampling, testing, reuse, and treatment. The author examines the impact of human use, misuse, and reuse of fresh water and wastewater on the overall water supply." "Authoritative, informative, and up to date, the book blends real-world experience with theoretical models. This work provides the valuable insight all water/wastewater practitioners need and includes important information for policymakers and anyone else tasked with making decisions concerning water resource utilization."--Jacket
The science of air : concepts and applications by Frank R Spellman( )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed on first publication as a masterful review of the topic, The Science of Air: Concepts and Applications quickly became a standard resource in the field. Clearly written and user-friendly, the second edition continues to provide the scientific underpinnings of the essence of air. The text follows a pattern that is nontraditional, using a paradigm based on real-world experience. It covers air resource utilization and air protection, contains regulatory updates related to air quality, and provides an update on pollution control technologies. In addition to the discussion of numerous mitigation and remediation procedures, this authoritative resource includes an expanded section on the fundamentals of air chemistry and physics making it an indispensable text for those tasked with compliance to air pollution laws. The common thread woven through the fabric of this text is air resource utilization and its protection."--BOOK JACKET
In defense of science : why scientific literacy matters by Frank R Spellman( )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today, only a few people outside of the scientific community are conversant with the tradition of science and its many breakthroughs. The rest are scientifically illiterate. So say Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer, authors of In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters. This book explains why ordinary citizens need to have an understanding of science, its methods, and its groundbreaking discoveries. The authors introduce the most basic scientific concepts in accessible and straightforward language. Along the way they debunk several misconceptions of science and scientists, and arrive at a view of science as an integral part of society, policy, and everyday life. The book begins with an introduction to science and its basic concepts, including a brief and entertaining history of science and scientific discoveries, before taking on current views of science in society. It surveys the many sources of our ideas of science, including pop culture, classics of literature, news media, and political discourse. Much of the information from these sources tends to mislead, and the only way to guard against such misinformation is to become scientifically literate, and promote scientific literacy in society. The book therefore delves into the reasons that so many people do not understand basic scientific principles and do not keep up with scientific breakthroughs, and finishes by examining the current state of science education. It includes many resources for further reading, and is presented in an engaging and entertaining way. It offers much food for thought for anyone concerned with science in today's world."--Back cover of book
The science of environmental pollution by Frank R Spellman( )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Science of Environmental Pollution, Second Edition asks questions about environmental pollution: What is it? What is its impact? What are the causes and how can we mitigate them? But more than this, the second edition stimulates new ways to think about the issues and their possible solutions." "Simply put, studying pollution without science is analogous to attempting to cook without being able to read a recipe, measure ingredients correctly, or monitor the progress of that which is cooking. Conversely, studying pollution through science affords the opportunity to maintain a healthful, life-sustaining environment. This second edition presents common-sense approaches and practical examples based on scientific principles, models, and observations, but keeps the text lively and understandable to scientists and non-scientists alike." "Environmental issues continue to attract attention at all levels. Some sources say that pollution is the direct cause of climate change; others deny that the possibility even exists. This text sorts through the hyperbole, providing concepts and guidelines that not only aid in understanding the issues, but equip you with the scientific rationale required to make informed decisions."--Jacket
Microbiology for water/wastewater operators by Frank R Spellman( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occupational safety and health simplified for the chemical industry by Frank R Spellman( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Occupational Safety and Health Simplified for the Chemical Industry, authors Frank R. Spellman and Revonna M. Bierber have drawn together in one volume everything employers need to know about applicable OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards. This book provides expert, easy-to-read insight into interpreting OSHA's chemical manufacturing standards, training requirements, and Hazard Communication Standard."--Back cover
The handbook of nature by Frank R Spellman( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of nature is a complex science involving many different fields from geology and meteorology to biology, zoology, and botany. This complexity indicates nature's broad scope of impact. It is at once beautiful and dangerous, displaying power beyond human control. An understanding of the basic principles and concepts of the study of nature is therefore both enriching and practical. In The Handbook of Nature, authors Frank R. Spellman and Joni Price-Bayer provide a comprehensive guide to the study of nature in terms the layperson can grasp easily. This accessible reference work is for the non-specialist looking for quick, accurate information on all aspects of the study of nature. The handbook is arranged thematically for a logical and user-friendly progression through the material. It includes chapters on the earth's structure and landforms, the atmosphere and weather, water and water sources, and the many different forms of life from single-celled organisms to complex vertebrates. Along with basic natural scientific principles, the authors look closely at the consequences of human interactions with the environment we inhabit. This reference concludes with a glossary and index, and each chapter provides further resources and recommended reading. It is an essential tool for students and professionals alike
Geography for nongeographers by Frank R Spellman( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geography for Non-Geographers thus introduces readers to the most important aspects of geography and how they affect us. It covers all areas of geography, from physical geography to climate and weather to human and cultural geography. --from publisher description
Spellman's standard handbook for wastewater operators by Frank R Spellman( )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up to date and current with the latest technology, Spellman's Standard Handbook for Wastewater Operators: Volume II, Intermediate Level, Second Edition provides a study guide and resource in a compact format. This second of three volumes contains a compilation of wastewater treatment information, data, operational material, processcontrol procedures and problem solving, safety and health information, new trends in wastewater treatment administration and technology, and numerous sample problem-solving practice sets, many based on actual tests
The handbook of meteorology by Frank R Spellman( )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book offers a condensed yet comprehensive survey of the science of weather: temperature, pressure, humidity, wind, pressure systems, fronts, storms, weather forecasts, cloud formation, weather tools, etc., with tables, a glossary, and illustrations to translate detailed technical information into terms that everyone can follow"--Provided by publisher
The handbook of geoscience by Frank R Spellman( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in an engaging, highly readable style, it is ideal for students, administrators, legal professionals, non-science professionals and general readers with little or no science background, the handbook is a user-friendly overview of our physical, biological and ecological environment that offers up-to-date coverage of the major scientific fields that in combination form the structure of geoscience
Confined space entry : a guide to compliance by Frank R Spellman( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"FROM THE PREFACEThis book brings together (in one text) all of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's regulatory requirements for making safe and proper confined space entries. Because confined space entry is a complicated procedure-and a process that contains inherent risks-those concerned with safety in the work place are constantly concerned with how to reduce the risks associated with confined space entry, how to eliminate or decrease the hazards workers face in confined spaces, and how to prevent injuries and fatalities from occurring in confined spaces. But comprehensive materials on confined space entry are difficult to find. Surprisingly little material on the subject is commercially available. Confined Space Entry: A Guide to Compliance collects all of the associated requirements and regulations, including OSHA's Confined Space, Lockout/Tagout, Respiratory Protection Standards and Hot Work Permit requirements in this guidebook. These separate, specific safety standards and requirements have been combined and organized-as they should be, since each is married to the other-in a way that enables you (the user) to easily determine the critical relationship(s) between and among them-but more importantly, to teach you how to enter confined spaces safely-and how to provide workers with effective training for proper confined space entry. Written in user-friendly, jargon-free plain English, this guidebook provides you with clear sample programs to serve as models when you write your own programs. Workers have a growing need for more knowledge of the hazards of their work environments-and especially of confined spaces. To fulfill this imperative need, individuals and government must work together to better inform-and protect-these workers as they are exposed to a variety of complex and potentially life-threatening situations in confined spaces. The message this text delivers is simple: The better both workers and management understand the potential hazards and the implementation of measures to either eliminate or reduce the risks and hazards of confined space entry, the safer the workers and the facility-and the better the relationship between the operating facility, the workers, the community, and the regulators. As a result of no information, misinformation, no training, no supervision, little or no knowledge, confined space fatalities are real-they occur. They occur far too often."--Provided by publisher
Nuclear infrastructure protection and homeland security by Frank R Spellman( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The possibility of nuclear energy infrastructure terrorism-that is, the use of weapons to cause damage to the nuclear energy industrial sector, which would have widespread, devastating effects-is very real. Frank R. Spellman and Melissa L. Stoudt present all the information needed for nuclear infrastructure employers and employees to handle security threats they must be prepared to meet. --from publisher description
Environmental science : principles and practices by Frank R Spellman( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Environmental Science: Principles and Practices provides the scientific principles, concepts, applications, and methodologies required to understand the interrelationships of the natural world, identify and analyze environmental problems both natural and manmade, evaluate the relative risks associated with these problems, and examine alternative solutions (such as renewable energy sources) for resolving and even preventing them. Frank R. Spellman and Melissa Stoudt introduce the science of the environmental mediums of air, water, soil, and biota to undergraduate students"--Résumé de l'éditeur
The handbook of environmental health by Frank R Spellman( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental issues, global warming, pollution, and chemical dumping, are ever present in the news. But what about the health problems these issues pose? Frank Spellman and Melissa Stoudt identify the hazardous environmental issues and explain the science behind the dangers to our health in a clear and accessible style. They not only address the environmental issues, but also the practices that support and harm the human life and population. Lastly, they identify and offer possible solutions to controlling the factors that harm our health
Spellman's standard handbook for wastewater operators : fundamental level by Frank R Spellman( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes chapter questions and review answers
Handbook of water and wastewater treatment plant operations by Frank R Spellman( )

45 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water and wastewater treatment plant operators must have a breadth of knowledge that encompasses more than scientific theory. They need to be generalists with knowledge bridging several scientific, academic, and engineering disciplines. Unfortunately, until now, many of the existing texts in the field were too limited in scope and narrow in focus. Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations is the first complete resource manual exclusively for water and wastewater plant operators. It is a thorough compilation of water science, treatment information, process control procedures, problem-solving techniques, safety and health information, and administrative and technological trends. The manual examines numerous real-world operating scenarios, including the intake of raw sewage and the treatment of water via residual management. Each scenario includes a comprehensive problem-solving practice set, which enables readers to integrate relevant math with theory and practical applications. The systematic layout of this hands-on technical aid accelerates the learning of both current and future plant operators
The drinking water handbook by Frank R Spellman( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Drinking Water Handbook is a systematic explanation of the many processes employed to make water safe to drink. It clarifies the laws that set the standards for quality and investigates the physical, chemical and microbiological parameters that must be modified to produce potable and good-tasting water. Careful attention is paid to present and emerging technologies that result in high-quality drinking water: purification, filtration, disinfection, distribution, and more. The book discusses the relation of water reuse to the hydrologic cycle and explains what is being done to mitigate growing concerns about disinfection by-products"--
Surviving an OSHA audit : a management guide by Frank R Spellman( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Safe work practices for the environmental laboratory by Frank R Spellman( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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In defense of science : why scientific literacy matters
The science of air : concepts and applicationsIn defense of science : why scientific literacy mattersThe science of environmental pollutionMicrobiology for water/wastewater operatorsOccupational safety and health simplified for the chemical industryGeography for nongeographersSpellman's standard handbook for wastewater operatorsConfined space entry : a guide to compliance
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Spellman, Frank.

Spellman, Frank 1944-

Spellman, Frank R.

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