Glossary of "The Evolution of Plants (2nd ed.)" by Willis & McElwain (2014)
- A term used to describe the process when an ocean plate collides with a continental plate, causing the oceanic plate (which is carrying the heavier oceanic crust) to slide beneath the continental crust and melt into the mantle.
Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- A process in which one lithospheric plate descends beneath another.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.
- Willis, K. J. & McElwain, J. C. 2014. The Evolution of Plants, 2nd ed. -ix + 398 pp. Oxford University Press, Oxford.