Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Geography and Geology

First Advisor

Dr. Philip Vogel

Second Advisor

Dr. Charles Gildersleeve

Third Advisor

Dr. John Hardin


Since the beginnings of civilization, bread has been a staff of life. The unleavened flat breads of ancient times, gr&ndmother0s old-fashioned home-made loaf, and today’s precision-controlled product have all vitally contributed to the world's food supplies and have made baking a basic economic activity in most societies. Despite the increased variety of foods now available, bread is still a staple in many diets. Although bread baking was one of the last types of manufacturing to advance to the commercial stage, the development of the industry has progressed rapidly so that today commercial bakers account for approximately 90 per cent of the total bread production in the United States.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Geography-Geology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1972, Shirley A. Jahnke

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