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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History - Part I: The Law of Storms Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part I: The Law of Storms Summary and Analysis

The narrator takes a break from Isaac and his chain of events to discuss the hurricane itself. There is still a lot of confusion about how and why a large storm will become a hurricane. Some scientists believe that all it takes for the start of a hurricane is something as simple as a butterfly flapping its wings. With this, a rush of molecules starts in motion; winds converge and the storm begins to build. As the winds collide, they produce an environment of instability. Combined with the oppressive heat, these winds begin to speed up and gain power.

Thunderstorms are created and start to dance across the sky. A large amount of air high into the atmosphere begins to circle. Water cools and condenses, releasing heat, which propels the air...

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