We just got the chance to go hands-on with one of the first textbooks to appear in Apple’s textbook section of the iBookstore, and we were very impressed by what we saw.

Besides the fact that the book downloads are very hefty in size, making for a pretty lengthy download time over Wi-Fi, the content is great for education. Kids in school are going to learn a lot, and best of all, they’re going to enjoy doing so.

Check inside for our hands-on demonstration of E.O. Wilson’s Life on Earth — one of Apple’s flagship textbooks to demonstrate the power of textbooks on iPad…

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=443zAQOLHNk[/tube]

There’s tons of content contained within the two chapters available currently.

The first two chapters feature a Welcome section and Introduction to Ecology. Again this is just the introductory example, as additional chapters will be added this spring, and in subsequent seasons until it is completed.

What do you think? Do you think this will improve the overall learning experience of today’s school age children?