Deep integration of plate tectonics throughout every chapter and in unique end-of-chapter discussions demonstrates its effect on all of the topics discussed.

PART I: THE SOLID EARTH

Chapter 1: Foundations of Modern Geology

Chapter 2: Plate Tectonics

Chapter 3: Minerals

3.8 Minerals and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 4: Origin and Evolution of Igneous Rocks

4.7 Igneous Rocks and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 5: Weathering and Soils

5.5. Weathering, Soils, and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 6: Sedimentation and Sedimentary Rocks

6.6 Sediments, Sedimentary Rocks, and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 7: Metamorphism and Metamorphic Rocks

7.7 Metamorphism and Plate Tectonics

PART II: EVOLUTION OF THE SOLID EARTH

Chapter 8: Geologic Time

8.9 Geologic Time and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 9: Plates and Plate Boundaries

9.8 Plate Tectonics and Plate-Driving Mechanisms

Chapter 10: Deformation and Mountain Building

10.6 Plate Tectonics and Mountain Building

Chapter 11: Earthquakes and Earth’s Interior

11.7 Plate Tectonics and the Fate of Subducted Slabs

PART III: SCULPTING THE SOLID EARTH

Chapter 12: Mass Wasting

12.5 Mass Wasting and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 13: Running Water

13.7 Running Water and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 14: Groundwater

14.6 Groundwater and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 15: Glaciers and Glaciation

15.5 Plate Tectonics and Glaciation

Chapter 16: Deserts and Winds

16.5 Deserts and Plate Tectonics

Chapter 17: Coastlines and Coastal Processes

17.8 Coastlines and Plate Tectonics

PART IV: EARTH’S RESOURCES

Chapter 18: Mineral Deposits and Industrial Materials

18.5 Plate Tectonics and Mineral Deposits

Chapter 19: Energy Resources

19.6 Plate Tectonics and Energy Resources

PART V: BEYOND THE EARTH

Chapter 20: Physical Geology and Climate Change

20.7 Plate Tectonics and long-term climate change

Chapter 21: The Planets

21.3 Plate Tectonics: A Planetary Perspective