For a history of population genetics from Darwin to the 1930s see:
Provine WB. 1971. The Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.
You don't have to be a computer programmer to create simulations. Check out this book for step-by-step instructions to construct simulations using the spreadsheet application Microsoft Excel:
Donovan TM and Welden CW. 2002. Spreadsheet Exercises in Ecology and Evolution. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.
For two personal and historical essays on the past, present, and assumptions of theoretical population genetics see:
Lewontin RC. 1985. Population genetics. In Greenwood PJ, Harvey PH, and Slatkin M (eds), Evolution: Essays in Honour of John Maynard Smith, pp. 3-18. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Wakeley J. 2005. The limits of theoretical population genetics. Genetics 169: 1-7.
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