coverTibet : The Roof of the World Between Past and Present, by Maria & Kurt Diemberger, from Rizzoli Books, ISBN 8854400106. The current situation in Tibet is split by infinite contradictions where new social realities must be reconciled with ancient traditions, oracles still relay the voices of the mountain gods, and Buddhist monks strenuously defend their religion. This book leads the reader through a maze of geographical, geological, mythical, historical, social and religious details to portray the everyday life of Tibetan people. Lavish photographs reveal a blend of tradition and modernity, from remote nomadic tents to the cybercafes of Lhasa.