A Whirlwind Tour of Python:

books about using python for data science:
 Python Data Science Handbook, Jake VanderPlas, O'Reilly, 2016:
  Practical Web Scraping for Data Science, Seppe vanden Broucke and Bart Baesens, APress, 2018. []
 Python for Data Analysis, 2nd Edition by Wes McKinney. OReilly Media 2017.

for simulation: SimPy in 10 minutes