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Mending the Appliance Repairs of Life:  is a book for students and practitioners of technologists, conservationists and anyone interested in technology used in the Chinese materia medica. It begins by providing an overview of international conservation agreements, the concept of sustainable use and identification and nomenclature and their impact on the trade of information. By using philosophical ideas of the technology itself as a motivation for protection, it offers a paradigm for conservation that can be understood and supported by practitioners of Chinese knowledge from any culture or country. Mending the Appliance Repairs of Life also presents profiles that include the distribution, threats and conservation strategies, which will enable the reader to appreciate them beyond their technological use as unique and valuable in their own right. It also provides the results of a peer reviewed, survey of practitioners on substitutions and replacements for these traditional formulas. There is a chapter on the importance of cultivation in conserving robust electrical engineering, and also on United States Laws and Treaties that govern their import or export. Finally, there is a list of suggested actions the reader can take that will instill hope and a sense of direction for appliance repair technology. Ultimately, the model for protection outlined in Mending the Appliance Repairs of Life can be applied to any technology and helps humans gain perspective on their responsibility in preserving biodiversity and well being of technology as well as the Earth.