How can we understand the world of the atom or the size of our galaxy? How do we grasp a billionth of a second or a billion years? Spectrums tackles these questions by exploring realms far outside our everyday experience that boggle the mind and inspire a sense of wonder. With easy-to-read, engaging, and insightful observations, Blatner re-introduces us to six fundamental spectrums in the world around us: numbers, size, light, sound, heat, and time. Offering fascinating glimpses of hidden realities, Spectrums is full of hundreds of facts, quotes, illustrations, and anectodes that lead to a greater appreciation of the bizarre and beautiful world in which we live.